Complex just released the outtakes of their interview with Kid Cudi and Cudder had much more things to say about Wale.
Â Â Â Complex: Where did the whole attitude shift towards Wale stem from?
Â Â Â Kid Cudi: I really donât understand whatâs up with this guy, but heâs just somebody I donât click with anymore. I started making changes in my life and started to realize positive energy around me, and he never really had a good energy. I never felt like he wanted to see me prosper, it was just one of those niggas that was envious rather than happy for a nigga. I could be reading it wrong, but Iâm not making beef and rearranging my life. Itâs pretty obvious he feels some type of way about it. Iâm not into peer mediation and working things out, Iâm just trying to provide for my daughter and my family and making music for my fans. I vibe with certain people and some people I donât.
Â Â Â Complex: Last September you shot a page for GQâs Men of the Year issue with him and Drake; was everything cool then?
Â Â Â Kid Cudi: The whole time me and him and Drake were doing the GQ shoot, Wale was bitching and being aggravated that clothes werenât in his size, just really not cooperating and being difficult, and just being a diva. The photographer was like, âWale, câmon, smile a bitâ and he was like, âMan, I donât smile, let these other guys smile.â I was like, what kind of shit is that? In my head Iâm thinking, âman, this is GQ. If these niggas want you to smile, smile.â We just got picked for âMen of the Year,â that shit is awesome. Itâs wack to be on that shit when youâre at a photo shoot, he shouldnât be getting all riled up. There was tension throughout the whole shoot. Me and Drake have a rapport, weâre cool. We were automatically hitting it off, and kicking it, and Wale was just not trying to be in the situation. He was trying to be too cool. He was acting like heâs too good for the situation, and thatâs how he always is. He always acts like heâs bigger than what he is, and I donât fuck with that at all.
Â Â Â Complex: Interesting.
Â Â Â Kid Cudi: I always kept quiet when he used to say his little things, say his slick shit in the interview. Even the song we were supposed to do. Man, there was never a song that we were supposed to do. He heard a record and wanted it. It wasnât meant for him to hear it, some bosses were talking. I just donât understand how niggas get too big for their britches. I donât get it. I donât know it. Even at the GQ shoot he was sending little shots, talking about my skinny jeans, and saying Cudiâs size is âSchmedum,â trying to be funny. But Iâm a goofball and a comedian, and was just joking, because heâs harmless to me, I donât see him as a threat in any way, shape, or form, heâs just someone who has a chip on his shoulder. I have no ill will towards dude, I want to see him prosper, I wish that we could make recordsâhowever, Iâm not going to feed into the bullshit, and Iâm not going to be around people who I donât feel right around. And when you start going talking about me in records, the silence has to be broken. I have to defend myself and talk about what it really is and show my side. You going to put me in your art, now itâs like youâre thinking about me, and Iâm not thinking about you. Itâs not like last year; Iâm in another place. And if I was to think about reconciling, heâs probably talked so much shit about me, itâs too late to renege on anything. The guy obviously feels type of way. I just got done getting off coke, real problems. Competition? Freshman class? That shit is last year, we ainât on that. Iâm not in any class, I dropped out. I got my GED, Iâm good. Thereâs no more categorizing competition, thereâs no competition. I laid my pavement on my own road, and I have my crew of fans that follow, I have my own 104-thousand first week of fans that are right there with me. Iâm happy with that. That nigga want to be No. 1, thatâs why he has that song ["Number Won"]. Like I like being No. 2, No. 2 never gets old, itâs a solidified spot, No. 1 changes all the time. You always remember that one nigga thatâs the ill myth in the underground scene, the nigga that you heard about with classic joints but hasnât had mainstream success but you respect him as an artist. Iâll be that nigga.