Cudi – also known as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi – is no stranger to the conversation about mental health. Opening up about his struggles with mental health on the recent episode of Red Table Talk, the 34-year-old rapper detailed how he hid his struggles from his loved ones.
“I was really good at keeping my troubles hidden Like I was really good at that and it’s scary because that’s when you hear people say, well I had no clue,” Kid Cudi continued. “I really went out of my way to keep what I was going through hidden because I was ashamed.”
Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in 2016 to combat depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, the “Day ‘N’ Nite emcee has worked to find the best ways to cope with his traumas.
Smith also spoke candidly about her battle with mental health. “I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn’t the answer,” she said. “[The success] wasn’t what was going to make everything okay. [It] actually made this worse.”
Like many people struggling with depression and anxiety, the shame felt by Mescudi is a normal feeling, but hopefully, through this talk, more conversation surrounding mental disorders will begin.
This episode of Red Table Talk will air Monday on Facebook Watch. Watch the clip above.