Kid Cudi Talks Kicking Drug Habit, Getting Over Depression

Kid Cudi

After less-than-stellar reviews of last year's Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, Kid Cudi is back... and says he's finally awaken following eight years of "living a nightmare".

In an interview with Billboard, the Cleveland rapper says he's finally kicked his drug habit and gotten over his depression.

"I really came out of that drug sh*t," said Cudi. "People don't know how real it was. I used drugs to try to fix my depression. It's funny. When I got arrested [in 2010 with cocaine], people said I was an addict. But I was never an addict; I was just on a ride for a little bit...

"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 continued. "But I can go anywhere, whenever I want. My daughter is in one of the best private schools in the nation. I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But, I hadn't been living that reality, because depression was f*cking me up. So this year I chose to be happy. I just woke up."

And because he "woke up", he's making new music... which his fans should be happy about. Just in the past two months, he's released new tracks such as "All In" and "The Frequency" ... and is now planning a new free project.

Cudi goes on to say that he plans to "dominate the year"... now that he's rapping again.

"People think that I've peaked," he said. "I haven't even gotten a f*cking nut off yet. I've been pre-cumming for the last eight years. I haven't even ejaculated a full spew yet. So motherf*ckers better get prepared.

"Everybody that's out here that thinks they're dope, your crew's got you gassed," he continued. "Instagram and Twitter got you gassed. Your likes and favorites got you gassed. I'm about to show n*ggas what's nice. And then I'm retiring. I'll go off into the woods and chop trees for fire on some lumberjack sh*t. I'll write poems and kick it with my daughters. We'll ride horses. F*ck these n*ggas. I'll have no more energy for them. This is it."