Rapper Kid CuDi has found himself trapped on the downward slope of the rollercoaster that is his musical career, and it hasn’t even been six months since he dropped his highly anticipated first album Man on the Moon: The End of Day. In his most recent bout of misfortunes, the Cleveland emcee, his entourage, and several members of Britain’s NME magazine were held at gunpoint by the LAPD in transit after a photo shoot. The group was pulled over on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles where police officers surrounded the convoy with guns at the ready demanding their targets to, “keep your hands visible!” The entire group was then ordered to exit the vehicles and kneel on the ground where they were then put in handcuffs. However, after several moments of tense inquiry, every member of the group was released as the police realized they had detained the wrong party.
The reason for the officers’ pistol-waiving internment? The group was mistaken for another party that had burglarized an establishment in the vicinity near where CuDi and his convoy were located. The emcee commented that the incident was simply an unfortunate circumstance; wrong place at the wrong time.
“We're in LA, it's a rowdy place in the United States, you know? And a lot of s--- goes down. And these cops have to use force. So, it's like, I understand that they were doing their job.”
However positive his attitude regarding the situation, this is not the bit of negative news regarding CuDi. He made entertainment headlines last week when he announced that he would be cancelling his involvement with Lady Gaga’s Monster’s Ball tour. He cited issues of scheduling conflicts for the departure and stated how he intended to work more to “balance his schedule.” Whatever his reasons, it should also be noted that CuDi has also received a slew of negative criticism for punching a fan in Vancouver during a stop on the tour.