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Kid Cudi Speaks on New Single, Quitting Weed and More

In a recent interview with MTV News, G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi took a minute to reflect on his latest single, “Perfect Is The Word,” which hit the internet last week.

“I’m very proud of it; it’s something that a year ago I wouldn’t have ever imagined that I’d be able to do. It’s different, I get that,” Cudi told MTV News. “Some people are going to get it, some people aren’t. That’s cool. I just don’t really give a f— who does and who doesn’t. I mean, I care about the people that do, because that means, alright cool, there some people who have an open mind, who are smart and who get art.”

“Perfect Is the Word” is the first release off Cudi’s upcoming album, Wizard, and goes in a new musical direction from the Cleveland rapper’s early catalog, but that is something the 27-year-old artist is taking pride in.

“It’s just some people who are very one-track minded. The world that I am coming from, hip-hop, is so regurgitated and repetitive that some people are used to that and they don’t want change, they don’t like change,” Cudi said.

“And I get that, that’s cool. Luckily for me, I’m confident in myself as an artist where I can do what I want, and as long as I’m cool with it, I’m cool with it.”

In addition to a new sound in his music, Kid Cudi also made a recent announcement that he quit smoking marijuana. Fans can expect a sober Cudder from here on out, which is a complete change for the artist who’s breakthrough single “Day N Night” was based on being a “stoner.”

“There were a lot of write-ups where people were just Shyteting on it and there were a lot of people who were like, ‘We liked you better when you were on drugs,'” he said. “It’s kinda like, ‘Man, OK, well you weren’t a fan to begin with so Fawk you,’ and I like myself better off drugs. So it’s about me and it’s about evolving and it’s about change. It’s about becoming a man; it’s about becoming mature.”

“Ten years from now I’m going look at my discography and I’m gonna be proud of it,” he said of his decision to change the style of his music. “I don’t want to be 10 years from now looking at my discography, like, ‘Man, I was a Fawking knucklehead when I made that.'”

Take a listen to Kid Cudi’s “Perfect Is The Word” here.