Rapper Kid Cudi is ready to exit the music game even before his debut album is released this summer, a direct result of the pressure, rigors and foolishness of the profession.
The rapper wrote a comprehensive blog post where he explained his looming exodus.
"After the release of my first LP this summer, I am not making any more solo albums," he explained on kidcudi.com. "I am falling back on being an artist. The drama that comes with it is more overwhelming than the s**t I was dealing wit when I was piss poor broke. My friends get mad at me, say I've changed.
The 25-year-old Cudi has been a hipster darling with his hit record Day N Nite. He has also been the subject of controversy.
Last month, the Cleveland native was involved in an altercation that resulted in him being tasered by authorities at an event for Reebok during festivities surrounding the NBA's All-Star weekend. He claimed he was treated unfairly at the event and by the media afterwards.
Yet, he maintained that leaving the music industry in these terms is not a failure for him.
"I don't look at it as quitting for I have already accomplished my goal. I have a solid fan base who truly appreciates me and my messages through song, he said. I got multiple big records. I have received worldwide critical acclaim from the biggest tastemakers in the game. No regrets."
The rapper is signed to Kanye Wests G.O.O.D. Music and is featured on Wests Paranoid and Welcome to Heartbreak. While West has been a paparazzi favorite for years, Cudi said hes not interested grief normally associated with a life of fame.
Muthaf***as talking s**t here and there, spreading rumors, making jokes, trying to judge me, and for what? Does my music poke fun at others? Do I talk s**t about people n my music? he said, with obvious passion. I already went to high school once, and got expelled, because it wasn't for me. I'ma drop out this s**t before n****s try and crucify me."
Kid Cudis debut is expected to drop this summer.