After replacement Kanye West headlines the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Kid Cudi’s headlining set was pulled down on Friday after multiple water bottles were thrown at him from the crowd.
Cudi was playing the fourth song of his set, “REVOFEV,” when what appeared to be a bottle thrown by the crowd hit him squarely in the face.
“Yo, I’ll walk off this stage if you all throw one more f****** thing over here, I’ll leave, I’ll leave now,” he said after the impact.
“Throw another f****** thing on this stage and I’m off, I’m not playing f******. I’m not fucking playing, you’re ruining it for everyone,” he said. Almost immediately after his warning, another water bottle was thrown at Cudi and he walked away.
Although West’s performance was canceled several days before the festival, he appeared that night on Lil Durk’s set, where the duo performed “Hot Shit,” the new Cardi B song that features both of them, as well as West’s classic ” Father Stretch My Hands’. pt. 1.” The last track in particular contains vocals by Cudi.
A representative of Cudi did not immediately respond Variety‘s request for comment, but on Saturday afternoon, Rolling Loud issued the following statement: “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 make it a great day 2!”
When West pulled out of the festival on Monday, Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler issued the following statement: “We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022. We’ve spent months with him and his team. working on the performance. Unfortunately, Ye has decided he will no longer be performing.”
“This is the first time a headliner has ever made it to our show and while we don’t take it lightly, we wish him the best. We look forward to welcoming Kid Cudi as a headliner to Miami and can’t wait to see what he has in store,” they said.