Kid Cudi Remembers ‘Weeping Like a Big Baby’ When Receiving Support From Kanye West in Difficult Time

Ye is among the assortment of artists featured in the Complex-produced Kid Cudi documentary 'A Man Named Scott,' which hits Amazon Prime Video later this week.

Kid Cudi and Ye perform at Coachella.

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Kid Cudi and Ye perform at Coachella.

A Man Named Scott, a new Kid Cudi documentary produced by Complex Networks and Film 45, hits Amazon Prime on Friday. Among the stacked lineup of fellow artists featured in the film is Kanye West, a figure who’s been involved with many classic moments in Cudi’s career, dating all the way back to the 808s & Heartbreak era.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Cudi reflected on a pivotal moment in his life that included some timely words of support from Ye. In 2016, Cudi announced he was checking into rehab due to “depression and suicidal urges.”

That same year, notably following an exchanging of words between Cudi and West, the latter made a point during a Houston tour stop to declare his frequent collaborator the “most influential” and “most important” artist of the past decade. During the same show, Kanye said he hoped Cudi was “doing well” and wished him the best. “Kid Cudi is my brother,” Ye said at the time.

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Reflecting on that moment in the Times interview, Cudi said he “started bawling” during a visit from his mother during which she showed him the Ye comments.

“My mom was visiting me,” Cudi said. “And [she] came up to me and was like, ‘Look at this.’ And it was Kanye in concert. I started bawling my eyes out. Like I just started weeping like a big baby. Because we had fallen out and there was beef. But that’s my brother. I just kind of realized in that moment…I realized that he really loved me.” 

Cudi—whose upcoming agenda also includes an Ariana Grande collab and the multi-format Entergalactic project—also spoke on his involvement with Don’t Look Up starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. DiCaprio, Cudi said, has “always been a supporter.” Read more here.

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A Man Named Scott, directed by Robert Alexander, is out Friday. Revisit the recently released trailer below.

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