Kid Cudi, who replaced Kanye West, walked off stage during his headliner set at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida, on Friday (July 22), after audience members threw random items at him amid his performance. Despite issuing a warning that he’d been hit with something, fans continued to rage at the rapper.
‘Don’t F*** With Me, I Am Leaving’
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 23, 2022
American rapper Kid Cudi is an artist who is known to keep his head down and stay out of controversy. However, things were different at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, where fans started throwing random items at the 38-year-old rapper.
An irate Kid Cudi even issued a warning that he is hurt, and attendees continue to throw water bottles at him. In a clip posted to The Shade Room‘s Instagram account, Kid Cudi screams at the crowd to stop throwing random items at him as he threatens to leave — which he eventually does.
“If I get hit with one more fucking thing, if I see one more fucking thing on this fucking stage I’m leaving,” he said. From there, a water bottle goes flying his way, which evidently annoyed Kid Cudi and that was it. He then drops the mic and walked off the stage while the audience continues to boo.
The Beef Between Ye And Kudi
Rolling Loud Miami organizers had been promoting Kanye West’s appearance for months. However, on July 18th, they announced the abrupt cancellation, which arrived without explanation. The released statement reads as under:
“We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022,” they said in a statement. “We spent months working with him and his team on the performance. Unfortunately, Ye has decided that he will no longer be performing.
“This is the first time a headliner has ever pulled off our show and though we don’t take it lightly, we wish him the best. We look forward to welcoming Kid Cudi as a headliner in Miami and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”
However, there are speculations that the recent replacement came amid the ongoing beef between the Donda 2 rapper and Cudi, who officially disavowed Ye, publically stating that their friendship is over. This happened for the reason that Ye took shots at Cudi for being friends with Pete Davidson. Previously, Kid Cudi openly said that Kanye and he still wasn’t cool, even though the two stars collaborated on a song of Pusha T’s.