With their October/November cover story on Kid Cudi now on newsstands, Complex magazine has released the outtakes of Cudi’s interview with Joe La Puma. In addition to explaining his brief time touring with Lady Gaga and his role on the HBO series “How To Make It In America,” Cudi addressed the origins of his recent comments about Wale.
“I started making changes in my life and started to realize positive energy around me, and he never really had a good energy,” Cudi said. “I never felt like he wanted to see me prosper, it was just one of those niggas that was envious rather than happy for a nigga. I could be reading it wrong, but I’m not making beef and rearranging my life. It’s pretty obvious he feels some type of way about it. I’m not into peer mediation and working things out…”
After Cudi’s initial statements in September, Wale responded via Twitter and in an interview with DJ Drama. While both rappers have previously performed live together, and been featured on the same tracks, Wale’s initial response to “keep his circle small” seems to echo Cudi’s sentiments of neither engaging in a full-blown feud nor mediating the situation. To read the full profile including how Cudi’s arrest lead to the loss of his VitaminWater sponsorship, visit Complex.com.