Kid Cudi was given an ACD (adjournment in contemplation of dismissal) on the condition that he perform two days of community service following his drug-related arrest in June, a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney tells Billboard.com. The rapper was previously reported to have pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance on Friday (Sept. 24), although the Manhattan District Attorney now reports that Cudi "did not plead guilty to any violation of law."
Cudi (real name: Scott Mescudi) was arrested after a domestic dispute with a woman at her New York apartment led to police discovering a controlled substance on the rapper.
In a recent interview with Complex magazine, Cudi said that the arrest was a turning point and forced him to stop his cocaine use. "No more blow. People do drugs to camouflage emotions and run away from their problems," says Cudi. He also added that reports that the substance was "liquid cocaine" were false: "No, I'm just fucking rich, and my blow comes in a jar," he explained.
Kid Cudi's sophomore album, "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager," is currently slated for a Nov. 9 release, with single "Erase Me" at No. 78 on the Hot 100 this week.