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    People Are Praising Kid Cudi, Who Wore A Dress On "SNL" To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain

    The rapper performed "Sad People" and "Tequila Shots" last night.

    On Saturday Night Live this week, rapper Kid Cudi gave a moving performance of "Sad People," a song that seems to discuss depression and isolation.

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    "I swim in pain / Never drown, keep my head up above the waves," the song lyrics read.

    During the performance, Cudi wore a floral dress, which many pointed out was a tribute to the late Kurt Cobain.

    Kid Cudi performs while wearing a long floral-print, spaghetti-strap gown
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    This April marked 27 years since the Nirvana front man died by suicide. Kid Cudi, who told Billboard in 2018 that he went to rehab for "depression and suicidal urges," has always been very open about his mental health journey. So this tribute was an especially moving moment.

    Kid Cudi performs while wearing a long floral-print, spaghetti-strap gown
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    Cudi checked himself into rehab in 2016.

    Cudi's dress paid homage to one of the floral dresses Kurt wore during a 1989 live performance, according to Vogue.

    Kid Cudi performs while wearing a long floral-print, spaghetti-strap gown
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    "Wearing a dress shows I can be as feminine as I want. I'm a heterosexual...big deal, but if I was a homosexual, it wouldn’t matter, either," Kurt told the Los Angeles Times in 1993.

    And in Cudi's other SNL performance, of "Tequila Shots," the rapper paid tribute to Kurt's iconic MTV Unplugged performance, donning a green cardigan.

    NBC, Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images

    People on Twitter loved Cudi's tributes to Kurt.

    Kid Cudi pulling the ultimate Kurt Cobain tribute on #SNL on the week of this death. @KidCudi all about love and suicide prevention and awareness!!!

    Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @CudisHumologist

    KID CUDI'S TRIBUTE TO KURT COBAIN SHUT UP I'LL CRY

    Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @r111nal

    Bravo, Kid Cudi! Thank you for honoring Kurt and always being so open. <3

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org. The Trevor Project, which provides help and suicide-prevention resources for LGBTQ youth, is 1-866-488-7386. You can also text TALK to 741741 for free, anonymous 24/7 crisis support in the US and UK from the Crisis Text Line.

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