Singer-rapper Kid Cudi posted on Facebook an emotional letter to his fans, describing how he is battling his inner pains and admitting he checked into rehab in the hopes of treating his anxiety, depression, and suicidal urges.
Fans of Cudi (Scott Mescudi in real life) were left in shock on Tuesday, Oct. 4 when the recording artist shared his true emotional state through a lengthy post on his Facebook page. Cudi said he sees himself as "a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions," which explained what he claimed as his battle against anxiety and depression.
In his post, Cudi described his depression as "a raging violent storm inside of my heart at all times" as he revealed that he has not left his house for a while because of it.
"I can't make new friends because of it," he added. He went on to explain how he lacked trust for others, and ended his post by informing his fans about his decision to suspend album promotion for the meantime while he serves his time on rehab. Unfortunately, his post failed to give exact details of his problems.
Fans are now speculating the recent issues involving the Ohio music artist and two of his collaborators, Kanye West and Drake, might be among the reasons why he is at the state he is in now. In the past weeks, Cudi brought to social media his rants about Kanye and Drake not writing the music that they claim their own.
West then responded to Cudi's tweets during his Tampa gig with a statement, "don't never mention 'Ye name. I birthed you." He also expressed how he felt hurt by the allegations of his former label signee whom he helped gain career success in 2008 with hit single "Day'N'Nite."
However, the news on Cudi's situation had West ending the feud and expressing his compassion during his Houston tour stop on Tuesday.
"I just wanted to take this time out to say Kid Cudi is my brother and I hope he's doing well," West said.
Earlier in April, Cudi had been open about his battles with depression and drugs. In a chat with Billboard, the singer-rapper admitted drug usage to escape depression.
"I thought about how much of a struggle it has been the past eight years, to be in the news and pretend to be happy when, really, I was living a nightmare," he said. "I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But I hadn't been living that reality, because depression was f---ing me up," Cudi added.
As was announced in July, Cudi, Skrillex, Travi$ Scott, and Virgil Ablohthe were set to headline the highly anticipated ComplexCon festival in Long Beach, California on Nov. 5-6. On a better note, the artist expressed his hopes of release in time for the event. He also said that his new album "Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin" still pushes through. Fans of the artist are also hoping for Cudi's fast treatment as his website posted a note, "cudi #brb."