Kid CuDi Reveals Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts: ‘I Dealt With Suicide For The Past Five Years’

March 18, 2014  |  

During his recent appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” rapper Kid CuDi revealed that his true passion is assisting the youth in combatting loneliness and overcoming suicidal thoughts.

“Really, my mission statement since day one, all I wanted to do was help kids not feel alone and stop kids from committing suicide,” the 30-year-old rapper expressed.

It turns out that preventing suicide is a mission close to CuDi’s heart because he has actually battled against suicidal thoughts in his own life.

“I dealt with suicide for the past five years. There wasn’t a week or day that didn’t go by where I was just like, ‘You know? I wanna check out.’ And I know what that feels like.”

He adds that in many cases, those thoughts stem from feelings of loneliness and lack of self-worth.

“I know it comes from loneliness. I know it comes from not having self-worth, not loving yourself. These are things that kids don’t have music that can coach them and give them that guidance. I didn’t have that. I had to listen to Jay Z and take certain things from it and the other sh-t I just didn’t know what he was talking about.”

Thankfully, he has decided to use his negative experiences as inspiration to stand in the gap for other young people who may be going through similar experiences.

“But what about the kids…you never had an artist where you connected with them all across the board, you know? And I think that’s my job. I’m just really just trying to guide people and help people because loneliness is a terrible, terrible thing, man and if you don’t know how to conquer it, it can eat you alive.”

As for how he’s doing currently with these detrimental thoughts, CuDi says he has a better grasp on things now.

“I’m good. I’m alright,” he revealed.

His decision to come forward and discuss such a personal issue is certainly admirable. Hopefully his story can help someone else.

Watch his interview on the next page.

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