Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Ohio, Kid Cudi grew up in Solon and Shaker Heights. He lost his father when he was 11, which had a massive impact on him and later his music.
After being expelled from high school, he earned his GED and went on to attend the University of Toledo for a year before dropping out. He wanted to join the US Navy, but his juvenile police record stood in the way.
Cudi started rapping in high school, before moving to NYC to pursue a career in music. He got a job at BAPE, which is where he met Kanye West, his future mentor. His then-manager showed his early work to Kanye, leading to Cudi’s signing up with Kanye’s GOOD Music label.
Cudi soon released his debut single Day ‘n’ Nite, which climbed to the top 5 of the Billboard charts. His debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009), reached the Platinum status twice. His subsequent albums also received critical acclaim, inspiring Cudi to continue treating his fans with his outstanding talents.
He’s no stranger to acting as well. He starred in Need for Speed, Entourage, and many other movies. He also appeared in numerous TV shows, including How to Make It In America, One Tree Hill, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Kid Cudi Relationships: Who Has He Dated?
Kid Cudi has been in a few relationships over the years, the longest one being an on-and-off relationship with Jamie Baratta, an entertainment lawyer. He has a daughter with Jacqueline Munyasya, his one-time girlfriend.
Jacqueline Munyasya (2010)
Amanda Bynes (2010)
Jamie Baratta (2009-2012)
Mariel Haenn (2012-2013)
Stella Maeve (2013)
Michelle Trachtenberg (2014)
In the News
Kid Cudi is currently promoting his upcoming album, Entergalactic, set for a 2020 release. The album will be the soundtrack to his new adult animated Netflix series based on the album. He is the writer, executive producer, and star of the show.
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