Kid Cudi abjures his retirement decision – ‘I’m just getting warm’


Cudi no longer desires to hang the mic

had to reconsider his decision to retire from after speaking to his friend and graphic artist KAWS. The Insano rapper revealed why he abandoned the prospect of retirement during a conversation with Apple Music's Zane Lowe.

“I was kind of out of it,” Cudder explained. “I was just in this place where I was thinking about my . It just didn't seem like there was really an appetite for my music in the ways that it used to be.

“I finally got through that whole retirement thing because I talked to my friend ,” he continued. “The world knows him as KAWS. He was like, ‘Hey man, I don't mean to get in your , but I think that you should rethink this retirement thing. I think you could be around for a long time.' And to see Brian come to me real, like -– and he's never approached me about my music or talked to me about my music ever before -– it hit me in a different way. And literally after that message, I was like, s**t man, he's right. I'm just getting warm.”

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