Music can often be can be a guiding light through darkness and for Pete Davidson that statement could not be more true.
Sitting down with “The Breakfast Club”, the “Saturday Night Live” star admits that Kid Cudi’s music helped him through dark periods: “He saved my life. I would’ve killed myself… if you’re 25 and under, I truly believe that Kid Cudi saved your life.”
He cited the rapper’s debut album “Man on the Moon” as the record that changed his life. “I truly believe if ‘Man on the Moon’ didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here,” he says.
Cudi, 32, has been struggling with his own mental illness. He checked into rehab following a battle with “depression and suicidal urges.”
Davidson, who has become friends with the rapper over the years, says it was comforting to know that even your heroes can struggle. “It’s kind of comforting to know your hero goes through the same stuff you do,” he adds. “I think that’s why a lot of kids my age can relate to Cudi and people love him so much is because he’s a very emotional dude.”
The “SNL” star’s statements can be heard at roughly 11:20 of the YouTube video above.