MIAMI — Rapper Kid Cudi walked offstage on the first day of the Rolling Loud Music Festival on Friday after he was hit by several items thrown by concertgoers.
The 38-year-old musician, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro, was performing the fourth song of his set when what appeared to be a bottle thrown from the crowd hit him in the face, Variety reported.
Cudi, who replaced Kanye West as the event’s headliner earlier this week, stopped his performance and launched into a profanity-laced warning to the audience.
“Yo, I will walk off this stage if you all throw one more (expletive) thing up here, I will leave, I will leave right now,” the musician told the audience. “Throw one more (expletive) thing on this stage and I’ll walk off, I’m not (expletive) playing. I’m not (expletive) playing, you will ruin it for everybody. I’ll (expletive) leave If I get hit with one more (expletive) thing.”
Almost immediately, another water bottle was thrown at Cudi, who dropped his microphone and walked offstage, Rolling Stone reported. Audience members began to chant West’s name, the magazine reported.
When West pulled out of the festival on Sunday, the official festival account tweeted, “Due to circumstances outside of our control, Ye will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud Miami 2022.”
The festival’s co-founders, Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler, shared the following statement, according to Billboard:
“We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022,” Cherif and Zingler said. “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, West appeared during Lil Durk’s set Friday night on another stage to perform on two songs, including West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” Entertainment Weekly reported. The song contains vocals by Cudi, the website reported.
A representative for Cudi did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment. Representatives for Cudi and Rolling Loud did not immediately respond to Entertainment Weekly’s request for comment.
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