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What’s Wrong With Kid Cudi?

Many fans of Cleveland rapper, Kid Cudi are wondering what’s wrong with him.  The 32-year-old is dealing with one of the most common mental disorders in the United States: Depression.  On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the talented emcee used his Facebook account to inform his fans that he checked himself into a rehab facility.

The rapper was born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi on January 30, 1984.  He was born in Cleveland but his family moved to Shaker Heights, which neighbors Cleveland on its East Side.  Mescudi and his family also lived in Solon, a suburb of Cleveland.  When he was 11-years-old, his father, Lindberg Styles Mescudi died of cancer.

What's Wrong With Kid Cudi?
What’s Wrong With Kid Cudi?

Kid Cudi has never denied being a stoner but now we know why he turned to drugs and alcohol.  Drug and alcohol abuse are more common in depressed individuals compared to the general public.  As he states in his 2008 debut singer, “Day ‘n’ Nite”, the lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night.

The only thing wrong with Kid Cudi is his honesty.  Most of us ignore feelings of depression while Mescudi shares his personal struggles with the world.  He’s unlike most, so we jump to the conclusion that he’s not right.  We’ll be praying for the talented artist and we hope he gets better soon!

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More