Kid Cudi isn't thrilled that he appears on Kanye West's Yeezus album.
When Cudi left Kanye's G.O.O.D Music's roster in 2013 fans wondered if there was beef involved. But Cudi insisted that everything was amicable, saying, “Everything is peace with everybody on the label." That was then, this is now.
In a recent interview with Complex magazine, Cudi says he didn't find out he was even on the song "Guilt Trip" until his followers mentioned it on Twitter. "The vocal that I did on that song was a couple years old... It was just a reference...like, it’s kind of cool that he thought of me. Then I started thinking about it more. Why put four bars of vocals to coax my fans into thinking this is a legitimate Kid Cudi feature on this song and it isn’t?"
Cudi adds that a similar situation happened with the G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer compilation. "Had I not given Kanye “Creepers,” my only presence would’ve been on that one song, that I can’t even remember the title for. I would’ve barely been on that album." For the record, the track in question is called "The Morning" and also features Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce and Kanye.
Kid Cudi released his fourth solo album, Satellite Flight, this week. Early figures have it debuting at number-two on the Billboard album chart, behind Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron.