See a certain picture involving a sock and your favorite moon-based rapper soaring throughout the interwebs today? Well, you have two parties to thank: Kid Cudi and your friends at Esquire. Cudi is the star of Esquire’s new cover story. In the interview, which is by far Cudi’s most open yet, the artist talks about his new tour, his upcoming Netflix series, Entergalactic, and how he’s recovered from the depths of severe anxiety and depression. Another moment in the story worth mentioning? There’s a point in the profile where Cudi squashes the Kanye West drama for good.
For now, though? We know you’re here for the pictures. Conceived, in part, between Cudi and Esquire’s Art Director, Rockwell Harwood, the photoshoot yielded incredible snaps of the Man on the Moon, who dyed his hair bleach blonde just for the occasion. So take a scroll through this gallery, which includes, yes—the sock picture.