Troubled rapper Kid Cudi has opened up about his inability to control himself and his inability to handle being in the spotlight.
Cudi said he hoped someone could help teach him proper 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)
Last week, Cudi talked about gaining a new admiration toward artists who have spent time behind bars.
“If I’m gonna be going to jail, I’m not gonna be doing this no more,” Cudi says, adopting a childlike voice, masking the incident’s seriousness. “I had a newfound respect for T.I. and [Lil] Wayne. I only spent 15 hours in there! I was scared straight, going through the shakes, having no food, being held captive. It didn’t matter who I was in the world.” (Rap Radar)
Check out some recent Kid Cudi footage down below: