BY CHELSEA HERNANDEZ
On Nov. 5, Scott Mescudi, also known as Kid Cudi, emerged from rehab to perform at ComplexCon in Long Beach, California. According to CNN.com, Cudi revealed, via a Facebook post, that he has struggled with anxiety and depression. To fans, this is not a surprise. Cudi has always expressed himself through his lyrics, while making himself transparent and relatable to fans going through some of the same hardships. He has also revealed to the public how he had turned to drug-use while battling depression.
Before rehab, Cudi’s name surfaced in the media when he tweeted his thoughts and mentioned artists Drake and Kanye West, whom he had worked with before. He tweeted, “I’ve been loyal to those who haven’t been to me and that ends now. Now I’m your threat.”
According to Complex.com, Cudi performed on ComplexCon’s main stage to perform songs such as, “Pursuit of Happiness”, “Erase Me”, and “Just What I Am”. ComplexCon, a new convention and festival that brings curators together to celebrate culture presented by Complex Magazine, had welcomed Cudi back with open arms. The rapper, from Cleveland, also brought out Pharrell Williams to perform the collaboration “Surfin'”, the upbeat song that was released on Sept. 30, 2016, which has lyrics addressing his opinions on the music industry. Many fans on social media outlets, such as Twitter, have commended Cudi for speaking out, and becoming a relatable figure for suicide prevention and awareness.