Kid Cudi is speaking out about his mental health in an upcoming episode of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk.
Rapper Kid Cudi hasn’t always been transparent about his struggles with mental health but now the 34-year-old is coming clean to Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Willow Smith, the hosts of “Red Table Talk”.
“I was really good at keeping my troubles hidden… even from my friends,” he said.
“I really was good with that. And it’s scary because you hear people say, ‘I had no clue.’”
Willow, 18, chimed in to agree with the “Kids See Ghost” rapper stating it is sometimes hard to accept love and support from friends closest to you. She admitted in May to experiencing low feelings which lead to her engaging in self-harm.
“And then they feel like, ‘I want to be your friend, I want to be there for you.’ Dang, I was going through all of this and I was so unaware,” she explained.
“That makes them feel like, ‘I’m not really doing my job as a friend.’”
The Cleveland, Ohio native, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, made an effort to assure his friends that there was not much they could do in fixing his mental state because his issues were within himself.
“Sometimes, I let them know that it’s not their fault. It was me,” he said.
“I really went out of my way to keep what I was going through hidden because I was ashamed.”
Cudi made headlines back in 2016 when he admitted to fans of his upcoming rehab stay due to anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. He took to Facebook to express his woes and address fans.
“I am not at peace,” he wrote.
“My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it … Its time I fix me. I’m nervous but I’mma get through this.”
Kid Cudi’s episode of “Red Table Talk” airs on Monday via Facebook Watch. Tune in to learn more about his story.
Watch the teaser for the upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk” below: