Kid Cudi was the latest guest on “Red Table Talk,” the Facebook Watch talk show hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Jada's mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Cudi discussed mental health and the circumstances surrounding his checking into rehab in 2016.
Cudi said it was the pressure of being a hero to so many people that steered him wrong: “I have to live up to be this person, and I don't feel like that. It's like doing a comedy but you're miserable. It's like my life was like this show and I was always supposed to be on, but when the show was over I was completely miserable. I'm just trying to keep it together, because, Kid Cudi, everybody's hero, this person that you look up to. I didn't want to let anybody down.”
Cudi turned to drugs to deal with his depression, and he kept his drug abuse a secret, even from his friends. “I went out of my way to keep what I was going through hidden because I was ashamed."
You can watch the whole interview here.