UPDATE 4/3 3:41PM EST
G.O.O.D. Music released the following statement about Kid Cudi’s decision to leave the group.
“G.O.O.D. Music supports Kid Cudi’s decision to leave the label.”
This is a sad day in music.
With his long-awaited album dropping in just a few weeks, Kid Cudi revealed that he wanted to go in a “new” direction with his music.
In a interview with Power 106, Cudi revealed:
“I’m no longer on G.O.O.D. Music. Kanye and I were talking on the phone the other day and these are things I’ve been wanting to talk to him about me starting my own direction and he got it because you know, he’s trying to start his new path and try new things as an artist and he was just like, ‘Man, I feel you as an artist. It’s cool, whatever.’ This is just from a business standpoint. There’s no beef. There’s no problems with anybody on the label. It’s all love.”
When asked if he was “tired” of Kanye, Cudi quickly responded:
“I could never get tired of Kanye.”
Despite Cudi parting ways with his G.O.O.D Music family, the “Just What I Am” rapper ensured his fans that he will continue to collaborate with Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and other artists on the label in the future, but he just won’t have the “little baby with the dress on” on his album.
The most interesting part of Cudi’s interview was the revelation that he actually consulted Jay-Z before making the executive decision to split from the label.
After receiving Jay-Z’s blessing, Cudi called Yeezy up and broke him the news.
Kid Cudi’s forthcoming album, Indicud, is set to hit store shelves April 23.
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