Kid Cudi has admitted that he is “nearing the end” of his music career, revealing that he is considering a career as a kindergarten teacher instead.
Speaking on a new episode of Hot Ones, which you can see below, the ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ rapper said he wasn’t sure how much longer he would continue in the music industry and revealed that he had an alternative career path in mind.
The Cleveland-born rapper said he was “kinda nearing the end on all things Kid Cudi.” He namechecked fellow rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Eminem, among others, saying he didn’t think he would have the same durability in the game as these more salient artists.
“I feel like I don’t have what they have,” Cudi admitted. “I just don’t know if I want to do music and drop albums for much longer.”
He added: “I’m really curious to see what else I can do. I was thinking about this, this is like a wacky idea I had years ago,” he said. “It would be cool to one day be a kindergarten teacher. Just do that for a couple years.”
Discussing the rewarding, future-enabling power of education, Cudi added, “when I’m like 50, for like 10 years was a kindergarten teacher, but infect the youth with that freshness. Then those kids will sprinkle the freshness to the world.”
Elsewhere, Cudi recently appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to give a performance of ‘Willing To Trust’, his newly released single in collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign, taken from the new album Entergalactic.
Cudi’s last album before this year’s Entergalactic was 2020’s Man On The Moon III: The Chosen, the third instalment in the rapper’s acclaimed MOTM trilogy.
Watch the full insightful interview with Kid Cudi on the spicy, gastronomic talk show, Hot Ones, hosted by Sean Evans below.