Kid Cudi Talks About "Marijuana," Drug Usage

Kid Cudi talks his latest video "Marijuana" and why he stopped smoking weed.

Last week, Kid Cudi debuted the Shia LeBouf-directed video for his song "Marijuana," off The Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, the former Lonely Stoner talks about the process that went into making the video. He said that the video, which was shot at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam where he was a judge, was a last hurrah for his days of smoking that sticky-icky.

"Something I decided before [was that] I decided to quit smoking marijuana," he explained. "However, I didn't want to deprive people of the footage...[and] the video because of my personal decisions. It was almost like an R.I.P. video to my whole smoking career, because that was a big, big, memorable moment for me and watching it reminds me of those good times we had...it's kind of like the last hurrah, the last time you'll ever see me smoking, and it was like the peak. People were like, 'Why'd you quit?' It's like, 'Man, you know, I've been doing it for a while.' I went to Amsterdam. It doesn't get much higher than that."

Cudi also discussed his decision to quit smoking weed, which he announced this past April. He said that the decision came out of his desire to become more mature in his life. He also added that if fans can't respect his personal desicion to quit, then they are not his real fans.

"There were a lot of write-ups where people were just shitting on it and there were a lot of people who were like, ‘We liked you better when you were on drugs,'" he said. “It’s kinda like, ‘Man, OK, well you weren’t a fan to begin with so fuck you,’ and I like myself better off drugs. So it’s about me and it’s about evolving and it’s about change. It’s about becoming a man; it’s about becoming mature."

The full interview can be seen below.

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90 Comments

  • cudifan420

    Ok first of all... Cudi's awesome, if you dont think that then why are you even reading this artical? Secondly, cudi's a fucking genius. weed or no weed. and if the only reason you listened to him was because he smoked then its official, you've smoked yourself retarded, because your a true dumbass. Also, i know that cudi will probably never read this, but if he does then i want him to know that he's the shit. and i always listen to his music becuase he talks about real shit. Instead of just putting words to a beat and then inventing a dance to go along with that song.

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  • barifkin

    Cudi is terrible, weed or no weed. He should just get a lobotomy and complete the transformation. One flew over the cuckoo's nest, now he just stares and drools...

  • Anonymous

    something is wrong in this world if a guy can actually get criticized for deciding to stop smoking

  • nasfiasco

    He's bullshitting to get publicity for the album, same thing snoop did. Or...he went full time with the coke. One way or the other all of this is lame.

  • Anonymous

    You cant even spell, and if you think his music sucks, don't bother posting your dumb shit about it. Look I don't really like that he decided to stop smoking either, but I respect his decision to move on and do somethin different. Day after day I see people on here writing about how they want the same old shit, these guys are artists, they have to evolve, change their style sometimes, make tough personal decisions, and for those of you critizing that, you obviously have no idea what it takes to be as big of an artist as Kid Cudi, so do us all a favor, and shut the fuck up. Make a multi-platinum album, go on a world tour, do a million interviews, then you can talk as much shit as you want about anyone else in the industry(like 50) . Until then, suck a dick.

    • Anonymous

      I guess your defense mechanism gets activated when someone talks bad about your favorite rapper. When will people be able to deal with criticism?

  • Anonymous

    never was a fun of cudi's music. his decision to stop smoking weed is his choose, but his music will always suck cock in my opinion. him also implying that pot smokers r immature is straight up bullshit

    • kev

      Dude you need to stop smoking weed damn, can't spell shit... pick a book up, learn how to write then come post some BULLSHIT that makes some sense at least.

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  • Errol AstonmartinMusic Hurtt

    You see he didnt say he was gonna quit snorting coke...mature my ass

  • Anonymous

    i really dont know why he quit considering that over 75% of his fans are smokers. The whole rock shit is hella gay too. Dont pull a lil wayne and release gay shit like that cudi. I respect that u had the will to quit, but to change your genre of music is just dumb. He aint goin nowhere without rapping over trippy and psychadelic beats.

  • Kareemslick

    I don't know what the big deal is about Kid Cudi not smoking weed anymore. He dropped two dope cd's "Man on the Moon: The End of Day" and "Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr Rager" first ones a classic and the second is pretty good too. As long as Cudi continues to make good Music even if he's sober I respect that so let the Man be. He also has a Daughter now so who knows maybe that was a wake up call too. Do your thing Kid Cudi and can you and Chip tha Ripper drop this album together asap? Much props to all the Kid Cudi fans World Wide. Peace

  • DGC3

    it seems to be making your music better...fucking fraud

  • DAC

    HAHAHA PUSSY if you cant handle weed smoke with out going crazy you a weak minded bitch...and shouldnt be making your whack ass music

    • Anonymous

      any1 can smoke weed... but not every1 can handle it

    • Anonymous

      Actually it sounds like he got over it because its nothing to handle. Anyone can smoke weed. It takes no skill. If it did then hippies wouldn't do it.

  • King_J

    Yall goin off for no reason.. i smoke everyday like alot of ppl and not smokin helps him its opinion and its not for everyone

  • ganja all day 4/20

    yo cudi you just lost like 90% of your fan base no wonder you switching to rock on your next album time to make music for 16 year old white girls

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  • Javier Martinez

    I'm fine with him not smoking, but is he implying that pot smokers are immature?

  • SWAG!O!SWAG!O!

    hey hiphopdx why dont you just repeat exactly what was said on the video next time. oh wait...you always do

  • I Love you

    Mmmm..mmm..mmmm. I love me some Kid Cudi. If I was chick I would totally suck his cock, and stick my pinky in his pooper. I guess a guy can dream. (yes homo)

  • Nas Kills Cudi

    Fuck Cudi. Everytime i hear Mo Money mo Problems by Nas & AZ, I think they are talking about this nigga.

  • 420westcoast

    I love weed more than anyone, but I had to quit man. Weed is cool for the losers out there who don't have no job and live with their moms. I miss her, fuck i'm planning on smoking again for one day when I see Tech9 in concert on Father's day, but I'm kinda nervous LOL!!

  • westconnect

    it dont matter if you smoke or dont smoke...... but at the end of the day i bet without weed kudi wouldnt be shit.... and i dont like how he said he quit to be mature... because i get shit done every day and i smoke... i have a job i go to college and i got alot of friends, ther is nothing more i could possibly do to be mature, so he could have used different wording but either way i dont like kudi's flow hes pretty weak rapper.

    • Anonymous

      Having a job, going to school, and having friends does not make you mature.

    • shane

      Its not like he said he quite smoking weed because it makes you immature. He's talking about himself and personaly i know plenty of people who've quite smoking and became more mature. It depends on the person and how much you smoke but its not hard to imagine going from smoking a kid cudi amount of weed to being sober and getting more done lol.

  • ...

    Not sure why everyones been hatin on Cudi because he stopped smoking weed. It was something that he thought he had to do to be a better father and progress as an artist. Also not sure that it was the weed makin his life go downhill, I'd probably pin that on the coke.

  • BGG

    maybe you should stop jumping off stage and trying to fight the smallest whiteboys in the crowd then maybe some ppl might start to think your not a lil bitch

  • Anonymous

    Smoking weed is gay as fuck anyway I don't know why people do that shit, anyway his music is shit regardless and I was never a fan of his so I really don't care.

  • Anonymous

    I WONDER IF ALL THE PEOPLE ON HERE MAKING NEGATIVE COMMENTS ARE JUNKIES.HE STOPPED SMOKING WEED GOOD FOR HIM.I'VE SMOKED WEED FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS AND RECENTLY JUST QUIT MY SELF,IM NOT SAYING FOR LIFE ITS JUST TO KIND OF PUT THINGS BACK IN PERSPECTIVE.I SAW WHEN I WAS SMOKING AT A YOUNG AGE IT DIDNT EFFECT ME MUCH TO SMOKE 8 OR 9 BLUNTS A DAY NO THING,BUT THE OLDER YOU GET THE MORE IT TAKES A TOLL ON YOUR BODY.I DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HES TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE SAYS HE WAS DOING IT TO BE MORE MATURE.HES FULL OF SHIT JUST CAUSE YOU SMOKE BUD DOESNT MAKE YOU ANYLESS MATURE YOUR JUST STOPPING THATS IT.KNOW IF HE JUST GOING SOBER ALL THE WAY NO DRINK NO WEED NO NOTHING THEN HE WOULD HAVE A POINT BUT IF YOU QUIT AND YOU STILL DRINKING SNORTING OR WHATEVER THE FUCK THEN U AINT ACCOMPLISHING SHIT.

  • Psycho Maestro

    So I'm immature because I smoke weed? Fuck Kid Cudi. Maybe he'll learn how to rhyme better sober because he sucks shit.

    • Anonymous

      like how these two dudes calling the first mofo out as immature, sound just as immature as him. a mature person probably woulldn't bother reading this shitty website or replying to these retarded comments (yea im pretty immature)

    • hhfdq

      Your nickname is pyscho masestro. youre fucking immature, and a loser. Only a loser would get offended that another human being announced that hes not getting high anymore. Wtf is wrong with you?

    • asdfasfd

      @CWS word my nigga

    • CWS

      you're immature because you can't respect a man's decision to become sober and then insult him because he isn't a smoking like you. This isn't about about the music, it's about his decision to live a better lifestyle for him and his daughter. I'm not a dickrider either just because I applaud him for his decision. You need to grow up.

  • WS

    YO CUDI U MY NIGGA BUT IF U QUIT GANJA JUST TO SNORT THE WHITE YOU DID YOUR SELF MORE DAMAGE PHYSICALLY WISE AND MUSICALLY WISE ,JUST LOOK AT STORCH AND WHAT THAT YAYO DID TO HIS CAREER AND LIFE

  • Yawl Lame

    The real geeks are the ones on here broadcasting how much they do smoke. You ain't cool nerds.

  • uhright

    saying "fuck you" to a fan is very mature... KID cudi for real, huh... c'mon son *lol*

  • Respect

    Probably been around Jay Z and decided his shit was NOT together. Ask J Cole.

  • xXxXx

    Quittin weed doesnt make you mature, it just means you quit. respect that bra did it all already and just wanna live clean.

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  • x1134x

    Saying "I QUIT" and meaning for good for the rest of your life is STUPID, and IMMATURE. There's nothing wrong with not using cannabis. Nothing wrong with using it. Putting more importance to it than it deserves EITHER WAY is IMMATURITY. Immature: I smoke weed all day every day and it controls my every thought. Immature: I'm quitting smoking weed forever, because that's the only way it won't control my every thought. Mature: I can choose to use or not use any time I want whenever I want and in the future I will choose depending on what I want. You can't say youre more "mature" just because you blame something. You're "mature" when you can HANDLE it. If he could HANDLE not doing it, he wouldn't announce it like its a big deal, he'd just flat choose not to do it.

    • Anonymous

      oh shit I take back that there's never any mature posts on here. 1134 you're a cool dude and 100% right.

    • Shut Up

      He has to announce it BECAUSE he's notorious for smoking it. It's good that he did because it wards off the cats that want to push it on him. He's not some NOBODY on a blog bitching about what someone said. No mixed signals is a good thing. So you be mature enough to respect the way he's going about it.

    • Sergiz

      I shit you not, I was gona write this entire post on how I feel about immature extreme decisions and I scroll down and you are the very first person I see with EXACTLY what I was going to say. It's ridiculous, you completely understand how I feel about this because I've seen it in other around me. They don't understand moderation in anything in life, abuse marijuana then turn around and try this whole 'yo, I don't smoke anymore' and announce it. This really hurt the way I view this guy, I only enjoyed a few songs this guy has made

    • joe209

      Completley agree u dont gota let the whole world that u hella weak. People cant get upset though cuz at the end of the day this nigga just entertainment like the WWE.

  • Anonymous

    You all angry douche bags raggin on a guy with a career and life you will never have. Funny most you fools are broke or just plain losers....

  • Ddot

    you can get mature all you want, but your music still sucks a hairy ballsack....and your video was directed by one of the most talentless douchebags in Hollywood...fail.

  • timvvv

    whats all this i hear about smokin weed being immature? I like Cudi and dig him, I'm just saying in general. The majority of people who say that are the ones who go out to the bars every weekend, get shitfaced, do something stupid, and wake up feeling like absolute shit the next day. Which is more mature?

    • Anonymous

      anon dude you're a fucking idiot. neither alcohol use or weed smoking are inherently immature. what is immature is the way in which people use them.

    • Anonymous

      the fact that alchohol use is just as immature doesnt alter the fact that weed smoking is also immature

  • deep detroit

    yo i dnt listen to cudi but i respect that we tha same age n shit and i stoped smoking 5 months ago everybody got diff thoughts n i feel em on that maturing tip!..and that snoop dogg reference hes a fucking idiot like 50 years old still smoking weed wearing goofy as stupid as hats beanies or whatever they are called gets seperated from his wife plain n simple still fucking childish i grew up on snoop tupac dre cube..yall lame ass nigas talking shit fall back let cudis balls breath for a minute swear niggas b gripping n catching feelings on how a person decided to live his life get ya own bitches

  • Anonymous

    you know you are wack when you quit smoking weed and get shia lebouf aka even stevens kid to direct your music video!!! LOL Like why would anyone, even kid cudi coming off cocaine let Shia fucking Lebouf direct their music video, shit is blowing my mind.

  • who cares?

    start smoking again, and start rapping again. i don't even know why im posting, cudi is trash anway

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  • Ben Ro

    you were always terrible on or off drugs

  • Det

    LOL @ you guys crying. You guys listen to music according to if dudes smoke weed or not? Smoking weed doesn't make you seem cool, everyone does it. It's not an accomplishment anymore. He's growing as an artist & man. He's rich & living the good life, you guys aren't.

  • Anonymous

    who laced his weed

  • he's a faaaaaaagggggg

    LOL note to all kids in the game. don't set yourself up to be a famous weed rapper if you don't really like smoking weed. "weed ruined my life waaahh waahhh wahhhh" kill yourself bitch nigga. snoop still outsmoking all these wanna b's going for the crown.

  • Anonymous

    Nice Baphomet/Mason hand sign there cudi!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well Mr. Cudi you can stop smoking Ill just pick up where you left off. You can keep the coke for yaself though!!

  • nignog

    fuck this pop rap weak ass nigga, no one gives a fuck if you're on drugs or not, you're shit

  • Anonymous

    Weed wasnt the problem...It was the cocaine and other shit he was doing on top of the weed. If you can learn to stick to just weed then youre good.

    • Anonymous

      @ second anonymous - you wouldn't be using a computer if weed didn't exist. Einstein and most geniuses that invented everything we use today smoked weed. Nobodys saying u gotta be high all the time but when used correctly it opens the mind to new thoughts and ideas.

    • FUCK A NIGGA.NO HOMO

      weed only opens up your creative mind ,fuck all that bullshit you just posted cuz u one in billion of them retards who cant handle the bud and go all scizo on a nigga start running from the cops for no reason we know ur type bitch,SMOKE KUSHALINE HOE

    • Anonymous

      your dellusional, weed kills braincells, destroys short term memory, causes impotence, paranoia, schitzophrenia and a whole host of other medical problems

  • Dick

    Kid Cudi is a fucking clown. Dude seriously doesn't even rap. Go get some more PCP and rip another door off the hinges bitch boy.

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