Kid Cudi Says Kanye West Put Him On “Yeezus” Without His Knowledge
At the time, Cudi said, “everything is peace with everybody on the label,” but it appears the Cleveland native does question some of his former boss’ decisions as it relates to his recordings since they parted ways.
While speaking with Complex, Cudi reveals that the feature he is credited as doing on West’s “Guilt Trip” off Yeezus was done without him knowing. He claims he did not find out he was even on the song until his followers mentioned it on Twitter.
The vocal that I did on that song was a couple years old. I forgot which session it was, but it was just a reference. I discovered that I was on the song via Twitter… Part of me was flattered, like, it’s kind of cool that he thought of me.
Then I started thinking about it more. It was like, Why not call me and have me come in there and give it? Why underuse me? 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?
…It’s weird. I don’t know how to feel but I would’ve much rather been off that song. I don’t care to be on people’s songs like that. Unless it came from a legitimate session where we’re all vibing and have an idea.
Cudi also states that a similar situation happened with the G.O.O.D. music Cruel Summer compilation album.
Same deal with the G.O.O.D. Music album, the 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.
Kid Cudi released his 4th solo album Satellite Flight this week. The LP is expected to open in the number 2 spot on the Billboard album chart behind Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron.
Listen to Kanye West’s “Guilt Trip” featuring Kid Cudi’s vocals below.