Kid Cudi talks about his ups & downs from the past year, including taking prescribed medication and going to see a therapist.
Kid Cudi made waves in the rap game when he first blew up with "Day N Nite," and since then he's come and gone, with projects like WZRD distancing him from his rap-loving fans. Now he seems to be back on his hip-hop, as he works on his solo LPindicud.Â
Complex spoke to Cudder about his past year, and his ups & downs, including going onÂ antidepressants. Cudi talks about taking prescribed medication on "Dr. Pill," on his WZRD album,Â although he says a lot of fansÂ misconstruedÂ it as referring to molly. Check out what he had to say on his therapy and taking antidepressants below.
Last time we spoke was in March. Whatâs been going on since then?
Itâs been crazy for me. I took a trip on antidepressant lane for a little bit. After the WZRD song âDr. Pillâ everyone thought I was talking about molly or ecstasy. But Iâm talking about prescription meds. I had just gotten a shrink. I was having an emotional breakdown with this breakup. I kept trying different pills for five months. It fucked me up.
You addressed that on âJust What I Am.â
They werenât working. It was every side effect on the bottle. I couldnât fuck. My body didnât work. It was not good. I said, âSomethingâs wrong with me. What the fuck? Why do I feel like I want to punch an elephant?â [Laughs.] âWhy am I so irritable?â I finally got off the pills and then I started feeling normal. My brain went back to where it needed to be. I was able to analyze things and get my shit together.
What about therapy? Was that helping you?
A year ago I wouldnât even go to a therapist or psychiatrist. But I gave it a shot. Itâs working for me but itâs not for everyone. Iâve got some fucking problems.[Laughs.]Â Itâs good for me to talk to someone who helps me see things. I had no other choice.
I was like, âDamn, I have to take a pill in order to be OK?â It bothered me. That was a real good moment after I got off the pills. I started to feel like myself again. I was happy and shit. I donât need anything to make me feel good. I just need to get my mind in check and stop trippinâ on bullshit. I need to stop letting motherfuckers break me down, and make me feel like shit. I got to be a little stronger for myself and for my family and my fans. I canât be out here like some simp, letting something beat me down and make me feel like a peon. It was about reclaiming who I am. Itâs like âAll right, letâs go. Itâs time. Fuck everyone.â
Take a look at Cudder's Complex cover for their February/March 2013 issue below. We already saw Rihanna's seven covers yesterday.