Kid Cudi Glows From Dark Past, “I Had To Go Through The Fire To Get Here”

Kid Cudi Glows From Dark Past, “I Had To Go Through The Fire To Get Here”

Grammy-nominated rapper Kid Cudi has opened up about moving beyond his troubled past which included run-ins with the law and drug usage.

Despite falling victim to negative headlines this year, Cudi said he has become a better person from his mistakes.

“I’m a lot happier-things are in better order and there’s peace within my crew and within myself,” Cudi says. “I feel I had to go through the fire to get here and I wouldn’t change my experiences for the world. At this point, I’m locked in. I definitely got my sh*t together.” (Billboard)

Last month, Cudi talked about wanting to better his public etiquette.

“That’s what makes it hard for people like myself, [celebrities,] to go out and do sh*t…I can’t take a bite of my burger without having people take a picture of it. It’s like I’m a caged animal…I don’t trust how I react to people…I just want to do the right thing and react [properly] in certain situations. I just wish someone could teach me how to act. In certain situations, I just don’t know. That’s the scary part. If some sh*t happens, I feel like I might get myself in trouble. I just don’t want to get in more trouble.” (XXL Mag)

Recently, the rapper admitted to previously having a drug problem.

“I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, ’cause people wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a 60 Minutes interview every time. Doing bumps I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down–it was the only way I could get through the day without people noticing I was doing it… never thought it was a problem, but I was definitely high-fiving death a couple of times. It took a lot for me to talk about sh*t like this on the album. I don’t feel like I need to explain myself to anyone besides the fans. My fans don’t believe sh*t until they hear me say it. And those are true Kid Cudi fans. I want them to know the story.” (Complex)

The rapper was arrested in early June on a drug possession charge in New York City.

TMZ has learned Kid Cudi was arrested in NYC today for felony criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. Sources say Kid took a 24-year-old woman’s phone and slammed it to smithereens. He also allegedly broke the door of her apartment off its hinges. Cops arrived and found a glass bottle of a controlled substance. (TMZ)

Check out some recent Kid Cudi footage below:

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