Kid Cudi Checks Into Rehab


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Amy Acevedo, Staff Writer

It’s always shocking news when a celebrity checks into rehab. Immediately, people start to flood the media with questions and statements like “Why would they check in? they seemed fine on instagram.” or “How bad was their drug addiction?” Many people also tend to jump to conclusions and say that the celebrity is going crazy (which may not always be true).

September 4th, 2016, Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab due to depression and suicidal urges. This took all of his fans by surprise. Those who have been listening to him since he first started his career or those who just started listening would have never expected Cudi to take a step like that in his life. We’ve recently  seen Cudi appear on Kayne West’s new album “The Life Of Pablo” featuring in songs like “Father Stretch My Hands Part 1” and “Waves”. Even before West’s new album, we got a taste of their collaboration in 2007 with the amazing hit “Flashing Lights”.  Before their collaboration, Cudi hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Day n’ Nite” in the 2000’s.  Although Kid Cudi was an artist that many weren’t familiar with, he still had an extradorinaiy impact on his listeners.

“Scott Mescudi? I love him! I got into him in 5th grade when his first hit “Day n’ Nite” came out,” starts Santaluces alumnus Jazzmen Starosa. “Ever since he’s gotten me through so many tough times involving depression and anxiety. When I found out he checked in, it kinda broke my heart because of course you want your heroes and idols to be happy, but I knew he was battling depression even longer than I have, but I’m proud of him. He’s setting such a big, mixture example for those feeling hopeless and dejected like himself. I wish him the absolute best and can’t wait until he gets out.”

Cudi mentioned in his letter to his fans, “I am not at peace, I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I’ve would of done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life.”

Everyone goes down a rough path in life and sometimes its the people who we think are the happiest. We can only wish the best for him and wait for more great music.