Grammy-nominated rapper Kid Cudi has announced that he has disassociated himself with marijuana and disclosed why he now opts to lead a drug-free lifestyle.
Cudder had decided to refrain from drugs in order to sustain his mental stability at this point in his life.
“I dont smoke weed anymore. I’ll leave it to the kids. Im 27 with a business to run and I need to be alert and focused with my mind strong. For those who still get it on, smoke one in my memory as your favorite lonely stoner. This is not a joke. I know most of you wanna see me all drugged out and f*cked up and i know misery loves company, but im sorry those days are over. I had a good run, Amsterdam and all. Im happy being sober. Im happy being a new me. Giva f*ck who thinks of me different, you didnt care about me in the first place if you cant be proud and happy for me for growing and starting a new chapter.” (Kid Cudi’s Tumblr)
The rapper also encouraged others to follow his lead.
“Im not your puppet or your tap dancing drug addict here to be your miserable muse, i always made music for me to help myself find understanding. I have finally learned from the words in my songs. I love who loves me and who really cares about me. Learn from this, theres always light at the end of the tunnel. Hell does have an exit, and i found it. For those who are looking for a way out, i left the door open, and ill be waiting for whoever wants to grow with me. Peace and Love, Cudi” (Kid Cudi’s Twitter)
In summer 2010, Cudi said he conquered his cocaine addiction.
“No more blow. People do drugs to camouflage emotions and run away from their problems. Now I’m going to deal with certain things as they come, prioritize sh*t–man up, so to speak. Just for the record, it bugged me out that people said it was liquid cocaine [that I got arrested for over the summer]. No, I’m just f*cking rich, and my blow comes in a jar. There was no liquid in it–that sh*t makes no sense.” (Complex)
Last July, Cudi promised he didn’t partake in any drugs other than marijuana.
Kid Cudi has broken his silence over a June 11 arrest after he was accused of breaking down a woman’s door and possessing liquid cocaine. “I know you guys were hearing some s**t about me in the news,” he said at a recent public appearance in Brooklyn. “I was wilding out and s**t, but I’m good now. I just smoke weed. I know n***as die when they 27. I’m 26 now, but I promise I’ll live til I’m old as s**t.” (All Hip Hop)
Check out some past Kid Cudi footage below: