Kid Cudi Would Rather Have Been Left Off of Kanye West’s “Guilt Trip”

Kid Cudi released his fourth studio album with a flourish, surprising fans the day before the midnight liberation of Satellite Flight. Cudi sat down with Complex to talk about the album, his acting, and his work with Kanye West. The two collaborated on Kanye’s “Guilt Trip” last year, and by the sounds of it, he has had some thoughts regarding his contribution since:

The vocal that I did on that song was a couple years old. I forgot which session it was… Part of me was flattered, like, it’s kind of cool that he thought of me.

Then I started thinking about it more. It was like, Why not call me and have me come in there and give it? 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? 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.

Read the whole interview here, and give a listen to Cudi’s part below: