Kid Cudi is NOT happy with the way Kanye West featured him on his Yeezus album and the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer.
After his split with G.O.O.D. Music, Cudi opened up to Complex last month, revealing that he did not know he was even featured on Yeezus, and Cruel Summer, until fans praised his contributions in his Twitter mentions.
On his appearances on Kanye‘s “Guilt Trip” from Yeezus and “The Morning” from Cruel Summer:
“I discovered that I was on the song via Twitter,” he said. “I saw kids hitting me up, like, ‘Are you on ‘Guilt Trip?!’ or saying ‘Great job!’ and I’m like, ‘What the fuck is everyone talking about?” He explained that he recognized the song and the beat instantly once he listened. He was initially pleased, but quickly changed his mind: “Why not call me and have me come in there and give it? Why underuse me?” he asked. “Why put four bars of vocals to coax my fans into thinking this is a legitimate Kid Cudi feature on this song and it isn’t?”
“Same deal with the G.O.O.D. Music album, the compilation,” he continued. “Had I not given Kanye ‘Creepers’ [for “The Morning”], my only presence would’ve been on that one song, that I can’t even remember the title for. I would’ve barely been on that album.”
Kid Cudi‘s Satellite Flight is available now, and you can see him in the film Need For Speed March 18th.