AceShowbiz - Kid Cudi has sent the Internet into a frenzy with his new cover photo for Esquire. Many social media users could not help but react to the picture of the "Stars in the SKy" rapper wearing nothing but a sock to cover his genitals.
The 38-year-old hip-hop star shared the NSFW snap on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Upon seeing the photo, one user on the blue-bird app commented, "Did not expect to see kid Cudi's winky in a sock this morning lol."
Others, on the othe hand, were lusting after the emcee. "Thank you @KiDCuDi for the sock photo. I melted," one person wrote, while another jokingly tweeted, "The problem with Kid Cudi that he didn't take off that sock."
More thirsty responses came with an individual noting, "@KiDCuDi that sock pic is the best thing I've seen all year. Phone background material." A different user quipped, "Good morning to Kid Cudi's sock and Kid Cudi's sock only."
That aside, Cudi used his interview with Esquire to open up about his health issue. Revealing that he suffered a stroke while in rehab, Cudi said he was hospitalized for impairments to his speech and movements just two weeks into the treatment he sought for "depression and suicidal urges" in 2016.
"Everything was f**ked," Cudi recalled. He was auditioning for "Lobby Hero", a Broadway play alongside Michael Cera in 2017, when he found his groove again, which despite being unsuccessful in securing a part, "proved" he still was able to perform.
He said, "I proved to myself that I could do it. I needed that at the time. I was happy. Like, damn, my brain is still strong. I didn't lose something in that s**t that happened." At the time of his admission into the facility, the "Don't Look Up" star shared he was "not at peace" with himself and worried about what he might do to harm himself.