Artwork Delays Kid Cudi Album

Kid Cudi will have to wait a little longer to take his first step on the Moon.

The “Day ‘N’ Nite” rapper’s debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day has been pushed back three weeks from August 25 to September 15, Universal Motown has confirmed to Rap-Up.com. The delay means the project will miss the August 31 cutoff for the 2010 Grammy Awards and will now compete with Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3, which is scheduled for a September 11 release.

Cudi expressed his frustration on Twitter Thursday night. “Pissed. I dont make this years grammy deadline now, jan 2011 no one will care enough for me to win one n jays album drops days before mine. Great.”

The Ohio native blamed the album packaging for the delay. “The artwork wasnt done in time for digital, due date is 2moro and nothings even close to bein done as far as the illustrations.”