Kid Cudi said that his past addiction to cocaine was because of his sudden shot to fame. The recognition and admiration he felt everywhere he went was too much to handle and he turned to drugs and liquor. He’s now clean but terribly regrets that time in his life.

"I stopped everything cold turkey. When I had my cocaine problem, I stopped cold turkey, I didn't go to rehab. I don't believe in these things. Some people need the extra help, not me. I wasn't a drug addict before this crap, I wasn't doing cocaine, I wasn't getting wasted every night because I didn't want to be alone. I wasn't this dark person before the madness; I was a whole other dude.

"For me, I could not wrap my head around the fact that a week before I blew up, I was just a regular dude, and a week after, it was just on, it was a whole other thing.

When I first started getting recognized in the street it was cool, 'cause it wasn't extreme, it was just like, 'Oh man I like your music. Could I take a picture?' It was chill. But then, when it started to be everywhere I went, it was hard for me because I never wanted to make that adjustment. I didn't want to be like, 'Oh now, I'm famous now, I guess I gotta live a celebrity lifestyle.' Spent 23, 24 years of my life living a normal life, it was hard for me to feel like I needed to make that switch just because of my job."

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