'SNL' castmember Pete Davidson says Kid Cudi's music saved his life

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In an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, Pete Davidson from Saturday Night Live reveals that he would have killed himself if he didn't grow up with Kid Cudi's music.

After he was asked to choose between Drake or Kid Cudi, Davidson chose Cudi because of how important his music was to him during a darker time in his life. "If you're 25 and under, I truly believe that Kid Cudi saved your life."

"I would've killed myself," he continues. "Absolutely. 100 percent. I truly believe if Man on the Moon didn't come out, I wouldn't be here."

Cudi himself announced earlier this month that he was checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Kid Cudi attends 'Vincent N Roxxy' Premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Kid Cudi attends 'Vincent N Roxxy' Premiere during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Kid Cudi attends COACH Men's Fall/Winter 2016 Party, hosted by Stuart Vevers, at The Lady Ottoline on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Coach)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Recording Artist Kid Cudi attends the LTC Artist Showcase And Behcca Kay Christmas Party at Highline Ballroom on December 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Actor/recording artist Kid Cudi and director Josh Mond speak at the 'James White' New York Screening at IFP Made in NY Media Center on November 11, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 01: Kid Cudi performs on stage during Lollapalooza 2015 at Grant Park on August 1, 2015 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi attends The Variety Studio At Sundance Presented By Dockers - Day 1 on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Variety)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 01: Kid Cudi arrives at the 'Entourage' - Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on June 1, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 6: 'Risky Business' -- Team Scorpion enlists the help of a musician who created a controversial algorithm that generates hit songs to help find the murderer of a music blogger. Meanwhile, Drew asks Walter to help him connect with his son, on SCORPION, Monday, Nov. 10 (9:00-9:59 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Scott Mescudi, a.k.a. Kid Cudi, guest stars as the gifted musician and Cliff 'Method Man' Smith guest stars as a top music executive. (Photo by Neil Jacobs/CBS via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor/recording artist Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi attends the premiere of eONE Films' 'Two Night Stand' at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on September 16, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 29: Kid Cudi attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 on June 29, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Kid Cudi performs at the Coach Backstage Rodeo Drive Store Opening Celebration at the Coach Boutique on December 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi a.k.a. Kid Cudi attends the Dior Homme show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 on June 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 19: Recording artist Kid Cudi performs during the Coachella valley music and arts festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Rapper Kid Cudi performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 920 -- Pictured: Music guests Kid Cudi and Big Sean perform with The Roots on Friday, November 1, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Kid Cudi arrives at GQ Celebrates The 2013 'Men Of The Year' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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Davidson believes that if Cudi revealed his own struggles earlier, it would have been a way to relate to him even more. "It's kind of comforting to know your hero goes through the same stuff you do."

"I've been in and out of things like that and I think that's why a lot of kids my age can relate to Cudi," Davidson says. "People love him so much 'cause he's a very emotional dude and he saves all of us."

Davidson said that he has been in contact with Cudi since he went to rehab and that the rapper is "in really good spirits." He and Cudi became friends when he reached out to him to tell him that he was a fan after he was cast on SNL. Cudi later recorded promos for Davidson's Comedy Central special SMD.

You can watch the full interview below; the focus shifts to Cudi at 10:42.

This story originally appeared on Billboard.com.


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