Earlier this month, Kid Cudi announced that he was checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges in an emotionally charged, super transparent Facebook post. The 32-year-old Cleveland rapper claimed he is a “damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. Theres a ragin violent storm inside of my heart at all times.”
Pete Davidson, the 22-year-old SNL prodigy, claims that Cudi’s raw, emotionally open music helped him through his own struggles of depression and suicide. In an interview with The Breakfast Club radio morning show on Tuesday, Davidson went as far to say that Cudi’s music was the prominent reason he didn’t take his own life as a teenager.
When asked whether he prefers Drake or Kid Cudi, Davidson replied:
“Cudi’s the best of all,” He saved my life. I would’ve killed myself if I didn’t have Kid Cudi,” Davidson said. “I would’ve killed myself. Absolutely 100 percent. I truly believe if ‘Man on the Moon’ didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here.”
“I’ve been in and out of things like that, and I think that’s why a lot of kids my age can relate to Cudi and people love him so much,” Davidson said. “He’s a very emotional dude and he saves all of us. That’s very real and honest and it’s comforting to know that your hero goes through the same stuff you do.”
Davidson got the opportunity to meet his hero while beganning his run on SNL, and the two have fostered a strong bond, even working together for promos for Davidson’s new standup special SMD (which has a double meaning: Davidson’s late father’s initials and, suck. my. dick.)
Davidson said he texted back and forth with Cudi last week and he’s in good spirits.
If you got the time, the whole interview is insightful and entertaining, but the part where Davidson praises Cudi occurs at the 10:40 mark.