Kid Cudi Hits The SNL Stage In A Floral Off-White Dress

Kid Cudi paid homage to Kurt Cobain during his appearance on SNL where he performed "Sad People" and "Tequila Shots."

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The past few months have been particularly exciting for Kid Cudi. In December, the Ohio artist emerged with the release of his album, Man On The Moon III before announcing that he had a Netflix series and a new album slated for 2022. Additionally, he announced a clothing line for this summer and also collaborated with BAPE. Needless to say, he's been a busy guy.

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Last night, the rapper made a grand appearance on SNL where he performed two records from his latest project, "Tequila Shots" and "Sad People." It is Cudi, after all, so it shouldn't be that much of a shock that he made a statement with his fashion pieces. He rocked a cardigan with a shirt that paid homage to Chris Farley for "Tequila Shots." However, it was his choice of clothing for the "Sad People" performance that caught many people's attention. The rapper donned a floral Off-White dress with spaghetti straps along with a flashy chain. 

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Many of his fans quickly noted that the choice of clothes was actually meant as an homage to the late Kurt Cobain. The Nirvana frontman was known for wearing cardigans, as well as performing in floral dresses. Most notably, Cobain rocked the dress for the cover of The Face magazine in 1993. April 5th also marked the 27-year anniversary of Cobain's death.

Check out Cudi's performance below. 


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.