In an emotional Instagram post, Kid Cudi revealed the loss of his dog of 11 years, Freshie.
"I got some sad news yall. Freshie is gone," Cudi captioned the post, which features a series of photos and videos of the dog. "He left us a few days ago peacefully at home surrounded by people that love him. His family. I held his hand and whispered in his ear to let him know I was there while he slipped away. I told him he was a special boy, my best friend, that he was perfect and that I loved him and Ill miss him so so much. I felt his heart stop beating and felt his last breath. Fresh has been in my life since 2010."
The Cleveland rapper/singer also informed his followers that he never intended to adopt a dog. Still, after securing a role on HBO's How to Make It In America, he got Freshie to help make him feel comfortable walking a dog, as it was a crucial part of his character in the show.
"I had no previous interactions w dogs prior, other than giving one a pet if my friends had one at their place. I was truly nervous around dogs and I wanted to be comfortable onset w them so it felt legit. Like I was Domingo Dean, the dog walker/weed dealer," Cudi explained. "After I got Freshie, I was wayyy more comfortable w the dogs onset. It worked. But at the time I had no idea I would have such a best friend in my life. He's been here for 11 years, and my life has been one hell of a rollercoaster this whole time."
Cudi describes Freshie as a “guardian angel” who stopped him from hurting himself.
"Nights Id want to cut myself, Id see Freshie and I couldnt do it," Cudi wrote, adding his dog would stare at him as if to say "put the knife down."
"I am a complete mess," he added. "I cry at random moments of the day."
Cudi concluded: "Ill miss u everyday for as long as live. Ur w my dad now. And I better see u on the other side man. U better run up and give me so much love. Im lookin forward to it. I love you forever Mr Freshly. Til we meet on the other side my beautiful special boy."
See Kid Cudi’s post about Freshie below.