Kid Cudi: After I saw that video, Wale and I got into an intense screaming match on the phone. But, thatâ€™s what friends do. We yelled at each other, and after all the yelling was over we spoke and then it was basically down to “Yo man, come on, you know me, I know you, you my nigga.” If you felt that way, just tell me. But he had been trying to reach out and granted, I felt like I should of reached out to him sooner. Every time I would try to talk to him, it was on the go. Also, I donâ€™t want to get into sensitive deep conversations about stuff thatâ€™s just not important. You know, if somebody feels a certain way about me and I feel like theyâ€™re misunderstanding me, I donâ€™t need to explain myself. I just try to shy away from it and just pretend like it never happened, and try to rekindle the friendship and let him know that its not like that.
Complex: What about the comments other people made who were in the room?
Kid Cudi: I definitely sensed a little bit of “I donâ€™t understand Cudi” in that room. Not from Wale, but from everybody else because Wale understands me. Everybody else, I donâ€™t expect them to understand it. I donâ€™t even know half of the people in that room. I know Joe Budden. Iâ€™m a fan of Joe Budden. Will I expect Joe Budden to understand me? Maybe. If not, oh well. No sweat off my sack. Does 9th Wonder understand? Maybe. Do I like his production? Yeah. Would I love for him to be on my album? Yeah. But if he doesnâ€™t get it, oh well. No sweat off my sack. Itâ€™s not something Iâ€™m going to cry over. The only reason why I reacted off of that video is because of Wale. But I didnâ€™t solely decide to fall back on music because of that video. If niggas wanna have a team summit about Kid Cudi, I must be popping, to even be the subject in a dope conversation. Or I could be like, “Man, muthafuckas donâ€™t need to be speaking my name if they ainâ€™t got anything positive to say,” â€™cause I donâ€™t do anything wrong to anyone. I wouldnâ€™t harm a fly, Iâ€™m not trying to be tough, and Iâ€™m not trying to pull nobodyâ€™s card. Iâ€™m already a person that is very reservedâ€”that lonely stoner shit isnâ€™t just a song. Iâ€™m reserved.