Days before Rolling Loud Miami kicked off, organizers announced Kanye West would no longer perform as host on Friday. Instead of Ye, the festival organizers booked Kid Cudi for the spot.
People gave mixed reactions online, especially towards Ye and Cudi’s public spat in April. However, Kid Cudi still took the stage on Friday night, leaving early because the crowd kept throwing things at him. On Saturday, the festival released a statement asking for respect.
“Rolling Loud is a family. Our fans, artists and everyone involved need to take care of each other,” the statement said. “Share the love and respect everyone. We love you, Cudi. Take care of each other and have a great Monday! “
Kid Cudi hit him in the face when the crowd threw trash on the stage
More videos emerged during the night of Kid Cudi storming the stage, but not before warning the audience of their behavior. Not only were some people booing the artist when he stepped onto the stage, but others took things a step further by throwing junk on the stage. Finally, he warned the audience after a performance hit him in the face as he sang.
“Yo, I will leave this stage if you all throw one more thing on here, I will leave, I will leave now,” Kid Cudi told the crowd. “Throw one more thing on this stage and I’ll walk away, I don’t play anymore. I do not play. I’ll leave if I get stuck with one more thing, if I see one more thing on this f***ing stage, I’ll leave. Don’t f**k with me. “
Seconds after his warning, someone in the crowd hurled an item in his direction – slightly off his head. As was warned, Kid Cudi left the stage. Even as he walked away, people continued to throw trash on the platform.
As of Saturday night, Cudi’s social platforms were still without any additional comment on the incident.