Kid Cudi Says He’s Leaving Social Media: "This Was Fun. Until It Wasn’t"
Kid Cudi is stepping away from social media.
After expressing concerns over online toxicity and its effect on his mental health, the Grammy-winning rapper announced his decision via Twitter on Saturday.
“I’m turnin’ off all comments on IG for all posts,” he wrote. “And I’m thinkin’ about gettin off IG all together, honestly. Think I’ma just keep my Twitter. And I’m only gonna do that cuz I have to. I really wanna get off all socials.”
Several years ago, Cudi stepped away from social media after he checked himself into rehab for anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. The constant negativity from trolls were ruining the experience, he said.
“There’s a lot of love out there for me, which is why I got back on socials, but some of the shit I see, the trolls, I don’t need to see that shit. For my mental,” he wrote.
He shared a selfie on Instagram on Saturday afternoon. Cudi said this was the last selfie he would personally post on his own account.
“So I think that pic is my last post. From here on out I’ma have my team make posts,” he wrote. “I love y’all. This was fun. Until it wasn’t.”
He reassured his followers that he was not in a bad place, and that he was, in fact, “very happy.”
“In order to maintain that, I’m steppin away,” he explained. “I like being a mystery anyway.”