Kid Cudi Discusses Cocaine & Wale

Kid Cudi covers the front of Complex’s October/November 2010 issue. The entire feature is ready to read here, but in the excerpt below, he discusses his affiliation with that white girl and Wale.

Complex: How heavy did the drug use get?
Kid Cudi:
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.

Did you ever feel like you had a problem?
Kid Cudi
: I 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 shit 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 shit until they hear me say it. And those are true Kid Cudi fans. I want them to know the story.

…Speaking of Wale, when you hit that fan at your show last December, he came out with a line about it [“Throwin’ ’round wallets like the dude that Kid Cudi hit,” from “Thank You Freestyle”].
Kid Cudi: It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-ass rhyme by a simple-ass rapper. You can’t let that shit faze you. That’s one of those raps that just shows the world that you wack. Why would you even use that as a metaphor? Everybody think they Hov. Niggas ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it.

Are your peers not seeing that?
The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not fucking around. I have no time to think about other niggas. These other motherfuckers like feeding off another nigga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about niggas? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this nigga. Talking about “I be in Hawaii”—man, shut the fuck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t fuck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you. The shit is a service, it’s a quality of a certain standard. Niggas are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an asshole. These people don’t know my fucking life—now I’m going to give them something to talk about.

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  • SayAhh

    him and Soulja Boy got the same Connect

  • GTFO

    Cocaine is a Helluva Drug…

  • Bomzz



  • i bet kanye is on that shit too…..

  • Yo B.Dot post up that “they burn me” CDQ it FINALLY LEAKED

  • Yousef

    Fuck DRUGS!!

  • who

    hell yea

  • dannidavito

    poor Cudder he doesn’t know what to do with himself

  • jr

    Not gonna lie, shit was refreshing.

    (I’m talking about him not backing down from Wale. NOT COCAINE!)

  • another rapper who has yet to accomplish a damn thing, but people treat him as though he did……..simple ass rapper huh? making songs about getting high isn’t simple? LOL….dumb ass, go do some more rails ya junkie!

  • big E

    Cudi > Wale

  • FreshMoney

    I like cudi, but Wale will fuck your day up. You SOFT cudi, stop trying to act hard.

  • GucciGucci

    is this nigga serious? wack ass aint did shit motherfucka

  • D!A!E

    I just lost respect for Kudi….I hope Wale makes this nigga OD on his own words.

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  • yo 50 Cent “They Burn Me” CDQ

  • EZPimpn

    Last year, Cudi > Wale

    This year, Wale > Cudi

  • The Illest

    Cudi talkin good shit lol… At least he’s being honest

  • Yerp!

    Cudi Is Gonna Get Dusted And That Shit Is Gonna Be Hilarious! Ha Cudi Dont Even Know What Humble Pie Taste Like According To This Interview. Cudis Album Was Dope But Wales New Mixtape Was Better Than Cudis Whole Catalog Currently.
    :/ Sorry Cudi But Wale Would Murk You, And Your Only Getting Chedder Cuz KanYe Backed You.

  • j

    “sometimes i just dont give a fuck”

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  • Razzie

    Damn, I thought him and Wale was tight?

  • jr

    [email protected] you bums who think Wale can beat ANYONE in a battle. I lost respect for dude after what J Cole did to him on Beautiful Bliss.

  • Jason

    Ima true fan. When i heard bout that powder shit i aint believe it till Cudi said it. Thats wat real fans do. Yall believe everything every Blog site post without hearing from the source. Wale last album flopped. Yall wanna talk record sells. Talk Wale before yall bring up Ross. Kid Cudi did numbers and his album was named one of the greatest albums of the decade. Kid Cudi’s creativity is beyond Wale. How many features Wale album have. As many as Ross lol. Fuck outta here

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  • Haters are annoying

    wale > kid cuddi

  • Citylivin’

    “No one man should have all that powderrrrrr!!!”

  • petey wheatstraw

    they both suck

  • Stop

    Nice I did coke too and still do it’s great

  • JohnBlack



    Ultra co-sign. I can’t stand it when these rapper act like their current lives are so hard. This hipster ass nigga snorting cocoaine to get through interviews? Seriously, personal questions in interviews got you sniffing cocaine. These faggot ass, tight pants wearing, hipster emo niggas are emasculating HipHop. it’s a damn shame

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  • Up Early In The Morning

    “Everybody think they Hov. Niggas ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it.” Kid Cudi

    This nigga must still be doing bumps before interviews. This nigga think he a witch, what a bitch.

  • slowbot10

    jus last year Cudi was praising Wale during a MTV interview saying he should be on the 2009 hottest MC list…and now he’s saying Wale is a simple as rapper…Cudi’s confused

  • L-Dubb aka Ironman

    Wale is sick with the bic. He actually puts time into his lyrics. Cudi is a decent song writer but bar for bar Wale is on a different level than Cudi. What is Cudi gon’ do against him? Sing a hook? Lol.

  • spizzo

    nigga wale all day eatin cudi

  • Dissin Wale is not a good move, Cudi “Trippin off that powder”…Let the games begin…

  • spizzo

    wale dmv

  • Kidd Rapp

    Wale is simple as fuck and hes whack… DC niggas are wack…. Tabi Bonney? Is that you? I smell pussy

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  • UltraKid

    Kid Cudi is losin’ it….he lost some respect there…

  • Shzntt

    Damn you know J. Cole and Wale tight………

  • Andoi

    Damn, I thought this guy had it in him to survive the fame. Guess not.

  • EDD

    Cudi is one of the worst rappers ever to try it. kanye like his monotone when he found him at the same time he was doin 808’s. All of cudi fans are kanyes fans. and if you think that is one of the greatest albums of this decade your blowin just as good of shit up your nose as dude himself

  • Android

    They both wack. A junkie nd a bum.

  • Killer

    “Niggas ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it.”

    Bitch please. Shut your emo ass up and continue sniffing that powder. I’m tired of these new “rappers” acting like they own the game. These two wack cocksuckers dissing each other is more wack than listening to Nick Cannon’s failed attempt of dissing Eminem. You have no power, all you got is that powder. Now Cudi, I’m damn sure that you are reading these comments. Because you are one nerd ass emo faggot. This shit is just plain ridiculous. Now let me rate these new rappers.

    J.Cole = Dope
    B.o.B = Dope
    Drake = Meh
    Kid Cudi = Wack Cocksucker
    Wale = Wack Cocksucker

  • Ryan

    Bitch please, I’m tired of commentors acting like the shit they say matters

  • Realniggashit

    One word DAMN!

  • biglo

    “Im a Wizard and i know it” LMAO yea nigga im a fuckn NINJA..

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  • bgirl

    Both of em stink.

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  • mack

    i dont really think cudi gives a shit. he prolly wont even say another word about it. wale is cool but nobody is gonna be talkin bout him in a few years. i just hope j cole dont get in on this cause if hes does then its over.

    cudi def has a lot more lasting power than wale. the way cudi connects to his fans, he always gonna have them. in my book MOTM was a classic and its something ill listen to when im a grown up. ill always be able to relate it to my college days

  • original will

    that line was weak tho I cant imagine a line like that coming from Wale


    Wale>cudi any day ….any day. i cant believe this fool callin wale simple and this is the same dude who made lonely night . this aint no battle cudi dont even rap he rapsings and he thought ppl didnt kno he was drugged up c mon son. u loose.

  • G1

    That nigga thinks he’s Harry Potter

  • ny

    yo dumb fuck killer its like this faggot

    J.Cole = Wack Cocksucker
    B.o.B = ok
    Drake =dope
    Kid Cudi = dope
    Wale = Wack Cocksucker

    get it right fuck boi

  • G1


    Your opinion obviously doesn’t count or matter.

  • JME

    Damn Cudi. Stop trying to act hard. Wale would whip your ass anyday

  • EZPimpn

    Killer got it right. NY’s list looks like he might be gay.

  • J

    Outside of Pretty Girls, I think Wale is kinda wack, and I never really listen to Cudi sooo yeah!

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  • madd rapper 425

    last year, cudi>wale
    this year, cudy>wale
    next year, cudi>wale

    cudi has the IT factor, wale doesn’t.

    I’m not saying Cudi has the hardest raps out, but he is a true artist.

  • keonte

    damn cudi do coke.. he to koo 2 do tht

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  • Bitter

    this niga is just upset that kanye fucks him in the ass with amber rose’s left wale will murder his ass…..looking like a thick toothpick

  • Belize

    Cudi wayyyyyy better than Wale. Seriously. Don’t bother wasting your time.

  • Chill….wizards work w/ magic dust, cudi works w/ “magic” powder. Same shit you ask me so the dummy’s kinda right, right?

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  • daniel

    Cudi shits on wale.

  • J

    scott fuckin cudster

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  • Shooga

    Cudi is talkin that good shit.Althought he’s not that good as before,prob cause of durgs.But he’s talking that good shit about how niggas are so thristy that its ridiculous.No one is humble,people dont respect good characteristics.They only respect money,cars,pussy fuk that shit.

  • Thank Me Hater

    HAHAHAHA @original will all of Wale’s lines are pretty weak though….and his flow is subpar


    Aye no Twitter but I’m RTing GTFO.

  • “you cant let that shit faze you” -cudi. he obviously is letting this faze him since hes acting like a little bitch about it. wale about to destroy him

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  • p-from-t

    Cudi drives me insane…

    “Everybody think they Hov”

    Yeah, you like Cudi.

    “I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy!”

    Then he goes on to talk about why Kanye won’t give Wale beats and he is, essentially, speaking for Ye.

    I can’t figure if this guy is delusional or just plain stupid.

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  • Someone oughta tell Cudi that Wale used a simile in that rhyme, not a metaphor. Cudi will probably take a swing at whomever does.

  • Jack

    That nigga clearly shouts out Hova in the first bar of Soundtrack 2 My Life so he should probably chill on that “i dont talk about other niggas” tip

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  • Herman

    How the fuck this nigga Cudi (the most overrated worst rapper ever, fake singing ass, terrible bar droppin ass,) gonna talk shit bout Wale when they cool as shit wit each other?? They have like atleast 5 songs together til this very moment, and I’m pretty sure they have more coming out on a mixtape or some shit. Cudi would be DECENT at best if he just stopped trying to SING everything with his whack ass voice and start rappin like a REAL rapper would.

    Wale is on another level from that nigga. He does his music for the people..and he dont try singin cuz he know he cant..he even said it himself like 100 times. He stay true to his roots and rep DC and talk bout real shit. He on his no day off shit. I think fo real fo real that Wale gettin up there slowly by slowly and he bout to drop some dope ass shit. Cudi is just on Kanyes dick ..hop the fuck off nigga. You aint like Kanye and will never be. Talkin bout he ya aint never gonna be like Kanye.

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  • Noproblems

    damn leave Cudi alone… yall muthafuckas act like yal;l aint neva do sumthn wrong! i mean atleast he got the balls 2 admit it. but Cudi… u gotta get off dat shit man. it aint good.

  • LukeTheDuke

    Killer = Wack Cocksucker

    Anyways, how is Cudi going to call Wale a simple rapper when on the tack Man On The Moon (The Anthem) he uses these exact lines to describe his self

    “All I do is try to make it simple
    The ones that make it complicated
    Never get congratulated”

    lol Cudi contradicted himself, shows the type of bullshit lies hes throwing out of desperation, he needs to LAY OFF THE COKE!!
    Cudis still the man tho, Wale too.

  • Cudi cool n’ all, I can jam with some of his joints, but damn son your rhymes ain’t rocket science either bruh.


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  • moag

    Killer all your credibility went out the window with B.o.B. = Dope statement, you seen him, he’s wack as fuck and his raps are corny

  • me

    at jack he actually says “wish i was jigga man care free livving but im not shawn ” so your point is in valid idk shouldnt have said shit about wale even tho cudis way better and wales fuckin lame

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  • glynn

    hahahahahaha dat nigga is a simple ass rapper tho. Man, he (wale) has to be the most overrated rapper in the game rite now next to lil wayne.

  • Enlightenment

    If you honestly think all of Cudi’s songs are just about getting high…then ur not getting the bigger picture. Its all about the bigger picture…Cudi knows exactly whats up in life. And all this celeb bullshit drama is what he doesnt want to even have to deal with. But with fame comes this bullshit drama because americans and people like you guyz feed on this drama.

    • commonsense

      Only an ignorant motherfuck would say this is an “american” problem..

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  • The Truth

    its hilarious reading these comments now, because you all hate wale now on rap radar lol how quickly they change