Kid Cudi made a bit of an impact on SNL viewers last month, and not in a good way at all. Even though his performance on SNL of the song ‘Sad People’ was fantastic, he did it while wearing a dress which took inspiration from the gender-bender aesthetic that Kurt Cobain had.
The backlash received by both Kid Cudi and SNL was because people didn’t exactly want to watch a man wearing a garb while they turn on the television to be a bit entertained.
However, one SNL star has different thoughts on it. While appearing on The Breakfast Club, Pete Davidson talked about Cudi’s performance and condemned the “closed minded” people who judged Cudi in the same way as they have judged him on the show before.
I loved it. I thought it was great. When you get criticism like that… It’s just like, okay cool. Those are people I don’t really want to associate myself with anyway. People that are that close-minded. I thought it was really cool and like a really cool tribute. Virgil [Abloh] made it, it’s sick. They’re gonna sell it as a unisex dress. I thought he killed it.
However, the conversation went deep when Davidson talked about the effect that Kid Cudi’s music had on him. The actor and stand-up comic talked about how it was Cudi’s music that saved him from succumbing to his suicidal tendencies.
I would’ve killed myself. Absolutely. One hundred percent. I truly believe if ‘Man on the Moon’ didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here.
Kid Cudi himself has had an incredibly shaking career, with fans responding to his experimental material with harsh criticisms. It’s no wonder that Pete Davidson would be capable of relating with him, who has gone through similar struggles throughout his career as well.[Via]