Rapper Kid Cudi, 26, has revealed that he has been keeping a big secret for the past few months: the birth of his daughter born March 26th of this year.
“Her name is Vada, and she’s [really] awesome. That was eating me up, and it was stressing me out that nobody knew about her,” he says to Complex magazine.
The rapper admits that initially, he didn’t want to take responsibility of his little girl because he “didn’t think [he] was capable” of being a “great dad”.
“I was trying to escape from [being a dad]. Just trying to figure it out and make everyone happy, it’s a lot for somebody my age to handle. I was manning up and dealing with it in what I thought was the right way, but it was the wrong way. I want to be around for her.”
He adds, “I was scared…. I need to be a dad now. [ My daughter is ] my best friend and she doesn’t even know it.”
Mr. Cudi also adds that being a father has been a “wake-up call” to him. “The reality that it’s bigger than just you now—you have a responsibility and there’s no more time for mistakes. It’s time to stop [messing] around. That’s intense.”
Cudi has a new album coming out titled: Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.