Yeezus was one of the most celebrated albums in recent memory, but Kid Cudi evidently isn't too happy about having been included on Kanye West's 2013 opus. Although his vocals appear on the song "Guilt Trip" — singing "If you love me so much then why'd you let me go?" — he apparently had no idea that the recording would be used, and even went so far as to suggest it's not a legitimate feature.
"The vocal that I did on that song was a couple years old. I forgot which session it was, but it was just a reference," he told Complex. "I discovered that I was on the song via Twitter. I saw kids hitting me up, like, 'Are you on 'Guilt Trip'!?' or saying 'Great job!' and I'm like, 'What the fuck is everyone talking about?' So I go on Twitter and then I hear the song and I'm like, 'OK. I know the beat. I know the song.'"
The rapper, who was previously a member of West's G.O.O.D. Music stable, said he was initially flattered that the part was included, but his perspective soon changed. "Why not call me and have me come in there and give it?" he asked. "Why underuse me? Why put four bars of vocals to coax my fans into thinking this is a legitimate Kid Cudi feature on this song and it isn't?"
He added, "I don't know how to feel but I would've much rather been off that song. I don't care to be on people's songs like that. Unless it came from a legitimate session where we're all vibing and have an idea."
In other news, Cudi recently released his surprise album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon digitally, even though the expected date wasn't until late April.