Kid Cudi has “got time” to shut down the haters.
The star took to X (formerly known as Twitter) on Tuesday (Jan. 2) to clap back at a user named Isaac, who claimed Cudi’s 2021 Saturday Night Live performance, in which he’s seen performing “Sad People” in a floral print dress, is “an illuminati humiliation ritual.”
“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—as like u today,” Cudi began his response. “This post is mad f—in 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.”
He added, “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 a–es say can take that away from me. Happy New Year u f—in simps.”
Cudi has said on many occasions that the floral print dress was in honor of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who wore similar dresses onstage in the 1990s. The rapper shared at the time of his performance that the dress was designed by the late Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man made a masterpiece,” the rapper wrote. “Thank You @virgilabloh ur a f—in genius!! Love you man we did it!!!”
During his second SNL performance of “Tequila Shots,” Cudi also rocked a fuzzy olive-green cardigan similar to the one Cobain famously wore during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York live performance, which aired months before his 1994 death. Underneath, Cudi sported a shirt with a headshot of late SNL great Chris Farley.