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Years later, Kid Cudi is still defending himself for wearing a dress on Saturday Night Live

Years later, Kid Cudi is still defending himself for wearing a dress on Saturday Night Live

Kid Cudi performing on Saturday Night Live
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This Saturday Night Live performance is almost three years old, but people are still bringing it up.

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In April 2021 — nearly three years ago! — Kid Cudi performed “Sad People” on Saturday Night Live. The rapper paid tribute to late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain by sporting a similar dress that Cobain wore for a 1993 cover of Face magazine.

For some reason, this damn performance was brought back up on Monday, Jan. 1 by an X user who chose violence on the very first day of 2024. “Kid Cudi participating in an illuminati humiliation ritual,” the person wrote in a post.

Cudi quote-shared the original post with a legendary clapback:

“Dear Issac u silly stupid lil person and all people under this post. Its the start of a new year and I got time for muthaf*ckas like u today. This post is mad f*ckin lame of u and sad. A black man cant express himself and be confident AND successful with out it being some conspiracy. My success was givin to me by God with the help of my many angels. All u people in the [comments] that have been tweetin me all day about this sh*t can gargle on my mayo. This moment was a proud moment for me, a shinin moment for all people who express themselves in their art. I felt free and alive, it inspired people and nothing u stupid simple asses say can take that away from me. Happy New Year u f*ckin simps!!”

Another ridiculous X user told Cudi that “a man wearing a dress will never be cool bro,” but the rapper also had time to write back in another X post:

“A man caring about a man wearin a dress will never be cool bro.”

It’s exhausting to see that even straight-presenting celebrities have to defend themselves from homophobic trolls when they do something as simple as wearing a dress… and it keeps going, even three years later. With that said, we’re grateful that Cudi is still able to stand up not only for himself but also for LGBTQ+ people — something he’s been doing for many years.

Some people have way too much time on their hands and would benefit from going outside to touch some grass.

Kid Cudi’s ninth studio album Insano is set to be released on Friday, Jan. 12 on all music streaming platforms.

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.