Kid Cudi Performs for First Time Since Rehab Stint for Depression, Suicidal Urges: 'We Can Make It Through'
By Meredith B. Kile
Kid Cudi returned the stage over the weekend, performing for the first time since checking himself into rehab last month for “depression and suicidal urges.”
"Listen, I miss every single one of you, I love every single one of you," the rapper told the crowd at the ComplexCon festival in Long Beach, California, on Saturday. "I know life is crazy… [but] we can make it through. I am living proof!"
During his main stage set, Cudi performed some of his biggest hits, including "Pursuit of Happiness," "Frequency," and "Erase Me,” and brought out fellow performers Travis Scott and Pharrell for a few collaborative tracks.
Last month, 32-year-old rapper first announced that he was seeking treatment in a social media post, telling fans that the decision was “something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.”
“I am not at peace,” he added. “I haven't been since you've known me. If I didn't come here, I would've done something to myself.”
Cudi, who also recently made headlines for a short-lived feud with his former mentor, Kanye West, admitted to fans that “anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it.”
“I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me?” he continued. “I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how.”
See more about the rapper’s candid statement in the video below.