The relationship between Kid Cudi and Kanye West has always been strong with Kanye calling Cudi one of his favourite artists, Cudi stating on “Dennis, Hook Me Up With That Whiskey” that West saved his life twice (we think just metaphorically), and their collaborations culminating in Cudi being on Ye’s G.O.O.D Music label. Well as all good things must come to an end Cudi has surprisingly announced that he has now left G.O.O.D Music.
During an interview on Power 106, when casually asked how the label was treating him, Cudi began nonchalantly before dropping the bomb that he has left the label that houses Pusha T, Big Sean and Common amongst others.
“Everything is cool, everything is peace with everybody on the label, there’s never been any issues. But I am announcing that I am no longer on G.O.O.D Music, and this is something that no one knows really.”
Obviously shocked by the surprise announcement, jokes were made about Cudi not being able to put up with Kanye as his boss anymore which he quickly shrugged off saying, “I could never get tired of Kanye.”
“I wanna focus on Wicked Awesome, I wanna focus on Chip and that’s it. I wanna keep my sound going on the Cudi train.”
It looks like we’re not the only ones that will be shocked by the news as the Cleveland-hailing rapper went on to say that his former label mates will probably be finding out via the radio, too.
“I mean I don’t have to tell nobody. I think nobody knows until now. I just talked to Kanye and told him that I wanted to do my own thing.”
Cudi went on to say that he spoke to Don C and Jay Z before actually approaching Ye, to make sure he wouldn’t offend his unofficial mentor with his decision.
Check out the full interview below to hear it from the man himself.