Before his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, dropped this year, Kid Cudi was all about using social networking platforms to connect with his fans.
He utilized a personal blog, a Facebook account, and even kept fans up-to-date with him — up-to-minute — with Twitter. But, giving people access to him and what he’s doing at all times of the day has taken a toll on Cudi, who recently ditched all his online accounts.
Here’s what he had to say about it (via DatNewCudi.com):
“I’ve been hearing there’s a lot of fake Kid Cudi accounts on Twitter and Facebook and I want to reassure everyone that none of these r me. I will never get back on Twitter or Facebook. I’m getting my blog back together and that will be the only way to stay connected with me. I think it’s sad as a motherf***er people do this but, oh well, it’s inevitable. Don’t fall for it. If DatNewCudi.com or KidCudi.com doesn’t make an announcement (and I assure you they won’t), then it’s some creeper lookin’ for attention. Catch me on tour baybayyyy. Peace n love.”
In a past interview, Cudi explained that he was overwhelmed with all the ways to contact him — whether it be email, Twitter, text messaging or anything else.
“I have an iPhone and I don’t even utilize all of the applications on it,” the rapper explained.. “Just alone on an iPhone, you can have multiple emails — I have two emails, text messaging — some people have AIM on there, MySpace, Facebook — and I don’t even have those things … With Twitter and my two emails, text messaging and my phone ringing, that’s just overwhelming. And you gotta think of it like this, what did they do before there were cell phones?”
So, there you have it. If you see a Kid Cudi on Twitter, it’s not him … or Facebook either.
Cudi plans to continue working his debut album, Man On The Moon, which is out now. He recently released a new video if called “Pursuit of Happiness” (watch it here).