(AllHipHop News) During an interview with Power 106 in Los Angeles on Tuesday Kid Cudi announced he has decided to leave the Kanye West led G.O.O.D. Music label.
Cudi made it clear that the split is not over any beef with Kanye or anyone else at the imprint.
“Man, everything is cool. Everything is peace with everyone on the label,” Cudi told host Yesi Ortiz. “Me and Kanye were talking on the phone the other day… about me wanting to start my own direction, and he got it because he’s trying to start his new path and try new things as an artist.”
Cudi’s decision to leave G.O.O.D. was not a spur of the moment choice. He said that even though he did not reveal that he was leaving until recently, he made up his mind to go his own way six months ago.
He also disclosed that he ran the idea past two of Kanye’s closest confidants - his manager Don C and his mentor Jay-Z.
“I went through a process where I talked to Don C and then I went and talked to Jay-Z and got their opinions about how to approach him about things that I wanted to talk to him about, and everybody gave me their blessing.
None of G.O.O.D. Music’s remaining roster members will appear on Cudi’s upcoming album Indicud, but he said that he’s still open to work with his former crew in the future.
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“That don’t mean I’m not gonna be making music with them. It just means that little baby [G.O.O.D. Music logo] ain’t gonna be on my album.”
Indicud is set for release on April 23. Cudi recently released the latest single from the LP “Girls” featuring Too $hort.
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Watch a portion of Kid Cudi’s Power 106 interview below.
source: LA Times