Kid Cudi Explains Why He Being Almost Absent On G.O.O.D. Music LP, ‘Cruel Summer’

By Staff  |  01/15/2013

Kid Cudi covers Complex Feb/March 2013 issue

Days after unveiling Rihanna's coverstory, Complex drops their latest cover, Kid Cudi, who lands on the front of the mag's February/March 2013 issue.

In the rapper's interview, he discusses why he was almost entirely missing from G.O.O.D's Cruel Summer compilation, expect for his solo track "Creepers." Cudders say Kanye West had a vision for the project, and apparently, he didn't fit into it.

"I was a little disappointed, but Kanye had a vision for that," he told the mag. :Whatever that vision was didn’t include much of me. I was bummed, because I could’ve contributed. I'm a good asset, but he had a different vision. Everyone that was showcased on the album did their thing and they needed that at that time.

"The energy was on some hip-hop sh**. I was on WZRD, doing my rock sh**. But I'm not tripping. 'Creepers' was a jam I was holding onto for a while. It was waiting for that perfect platform and it happened to be great for that album. It would've been dope to have more. I want to apologize to the fans for not having more. But [sings] Ohhhh it ain't my fault."

He also talks about a stint he went through with prescription drug use, learning to produce by watching Dot Da Genius and Kanye West, dealing with the death of his father, and being cool.

Read the full Q&A with Kid Cudi at