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    Here's What's Happening With The Kid Cudi And Kanye West Festival Drama

    "Kid Cudi doesn’t deserve this. Smh."

    Kid Cudi walked off the Rolling Loud stage this weekend after water bottles were thrown at him.

    Kid Cudi onstage

    For context, Cudi wasn't originally supposed to headline the Miami festival — Kanye West was, but pulled out just a few days before. “We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022. We spent months working with him and his team on the performance,” the festival co-founders told Variety last Sunday.

    Kanye West

    Ye and Cudi themselves have had somewhat of a contentious relationship in recent months. In an Instagram post back in February, Ye said Cudi wouldn't be on Donda 2 as he was friends with Pete Davidson — to which Cudi replied, “Too bad I don’t wanna be on ur album u fuckin dinosaur hahahaha." Cudi later emphasized on Twitter amid the release of Pusha T's track "Rock N Roll," "I am not cool w that man."

    Hey! So I know some of you heard about the song I got w Pusha. I did this song a year ago when I was still cool w Kanye. I am not cool w that man. He's not my friend and I only cleared the song for Pusha cuz thats my guy. This is the last song u will hear me on w Kanye -Scott

    Twitter: @KiDCuDi

    Cue Cudi's Rolling Loud performance. Footage from the event shows Cudi being hit by water bottles:

    Cudi gets hit and walks off stage at #RollingLoudMiami

    Twitter: @_coIe

    Including the apparent perspective of someone throwing a can at him:

    We wanted @kanyewest anyway…. @KiDCuDi you soft

    Twitter: @guapgetterjeff

    "I will walk off this stage if y'all throw one more fucking thing up here," Cudi said during the fourth song of his set, “REVOFEV."

    Twitter: @notmikefigley

    "You are ruining [it] for everybody. I will fucking leave," he added. Another water bottle was thrown, leading him to walk off the stage as people started to boo.

    Twitter: @5ufHT9WihRQEJxD

    Many folks took to Twitter to voice their support of Cudi:

    Throwing things at Kid Cudi during his Rolling Loud set causing him to leave is so fucked up. I hope he’s okay.

    Twitter: @thoughtfulbae

    rolling loud knew what they were doing when they had kid cudi replace kanye as a headliner. feel so bad for the guy what did he even do to yall

    Twitter: @raptalksk

    Kid Cudi doesn’t deserve this. Smh.

    Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_

    While Cudi has yet to comment on the situation, Rolling Loud tweeted, "Our fans, the artists, and everyone involved need to look out for each other. Share the love and be respectful to everyone. We love you, Cudi."

    Rolling Loud is a family. Our fans, the artists, and everyone involved need to look out for each other. Share the love and be respectful to everyone. We love you, Cudi. Please take care of each other and let’s have an amazing day 2!

    Twitter: @RollingLoud

    After all that, Ye did end up making a Rolling Loud appearance during Lil Durk’s set. He even performed the Life of Pablo track “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1," which includes vocals from Cudi.

    Kanye West onstage

    Rolling Loud was further noteworthy as it appeared to be Travis Scott's first festival appearance since the Astroworld fatalities — making a guest appearance in Future's set.


    Twitter: @RollingLoud

    We'll keep you posted if Cudi comments on the situation.