In October 2016, Kid Kudi put up an open letter on Facebook detailing his struggles with mental health and that he was checking himself into rehab. "I was in a really bad place, and at the time, I felt like I was letting a lot of people down. It was really hard for me to even write that letter, but I needed to be honest with the kids. I needed to. I couldn't live a lie. I couldn't pretend to be happy."
Almost two years later Kid Kudi is proudly in a better place. “I’m the best I’ve ever been in my life,” Cudi said. “I realized I was genuinely happy, and there’s nothing really going on in particular. Just being 34, to be still doing what I love. Taking care of my responsibilities, and my daughter’s good and my family’s good. Creating is making me happy again.” When asked if he believes his darker moments were apart of his destiny, Kid Kudi replied "I was chosen to endure those."
Now at 34 years old, he can confidently say "I have so much joy that I don’t feel like I’m fighting anymore."