Kid Cudi Admits to Drug Problems and Depression on Beats 1 Radio
Kid Cudi, the singer behind the hits "Pursuit of Happiness" and "Day 'n' Nite," is scheduled to appear on the OTHERTone show on Beats 1 Radio with hosts Pharrell and Scott Vener on July 10. Based on the previews for the program, the artist will discuss the hardships that came with his rise to fame such as drug abuse and depression.
Kid Cudi has been active in the music industry since 2003. Over the years, his fans saw how he grew from an amateur rapper into an international artist. However, as many celebrities do, Kid Cudi struggled with coping with the pressures that came with his popularity, Complex reported.
In the preview for OTHERTone, he told Pharell and Verner how the pressure of maintaining his high profile status as an artist significantly affected his mental state. According to the artist, he had such a hard time coping with his fame that it drove him to use illegal substances such as cocaine.
Aside from the pressure of being popular, he was also dealing with an internal conflict that involved the people close to him. "I'll tell you the truth, it's what drove me to drugs," he said in the video. "I was like, man, I'm either going to kill myself or I'm going to do some drugs. And I want to live, so..."
"I didn't like that I had money and success and I had made it and everybody I had ever met in my life -- good people -- weren't able to experience the same," Kid Cudi added. "And I wasn't able to truly enjoy my success. Even though I worked hard for it, it bothered me that I had so much and my friends didn't."
With his life seemingly falling into pieces, Kid Cudi admitted that suicidal thoughts had crossed his mind. Back in April, he hinted about taking his own life through a series of tweets. Many of these were about him being on his own in the music business and being taken for granted by those around him.
Im pretty much underappreciated in every aspect of my life. Thats ok because soon you'll have no choice but to honor me. My power is pure
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) April 22, 2016
Based on this recent behavior, one can probably say that Kid Cudi is going down a very dark path in his life. But, since he will be tackling all of his personal issues on OTHERTone, it seems he's doing much better now since he's willing to openly talk about what he went through.
As for Pharrell and Vener's Beats 1 Radio show, the episode with Kid Cudi will air this Sunday at 3 p.m. EDT, according to Yahoo!.