Kid Cudi is back.
Just over a month since he announced he was entering rehab to seek treatment for “depression and suicidal urges,” the 32-year-old rapper returned to the stage at ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, Saturday night.
“Listen, I miss every single one of you, I love every single one of you,” Cudi said during his song “Pursuit of Happiness.” “I know life is crazy, we can make it through. I am living proof!”
The hip hop artist, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, performed some of his biggest hits, even surprising the crowd with assists from some special guests. Pharrell Williams joined Cudi onstage to perform their new single “Surfin,” while Travis Scott accompanied the rapper on their track “Through the Late Night.”
Pharrell even shared a photo with the talented entertainer on Instagram promoting their song. Cudi is all smiles as they pose for the picture.
On October 4, Cudi announced on his Facebook that he had checked himself into rehab.
“I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I wouldve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life,” he shared.
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Cudi continued by admitting that he not left his home for some time because of a long battle with anxiety.
“My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember,” he wrote. “I cant make new friends because of it. I dont trust anyone because of it and Im tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace.”
The Cleveland, Ohio, native assured fans that his next album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’, is “still on the way” although he does not expect to promote much of it. The album, according to EW, was slated to drop in September but was recently delayed. A new release date has yet to be announced, but Cudi wrote he hoped that it would be out “in time for Complexcon.”
“I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery,” he shared. “I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry. Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like sh–, I feel so ashamed. Im sorry.”