The "Call Me By Your Name" star freaked out after Kid Cudi shouted him out on Twitter.
Kid Cudi is one of the most influential artists of the last generation. Along with Kanye West, he has shaped music in a way that new artists have continually credited their work to. While his most recent projects have arguably not lived up to the standard set by Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Cudi remains one of the industry's most intriguing characters. A Kid Cudi release will always be met with skepticism, but fans are hopeful for similar levels of mastery from the rapper. One particular artist who has taken substantial inspiration from Cudi is Timothée Chalamet, having labeled the man as one of his personal idols.
Those unfamiliar with Chalamet would recognize him from his supporting and starring roles in the Oscar Best Picture nominated films Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name. The movie star's breakout role in Call Me By Your Name garnered him national recognition as one of the best up-and-coming actors. Kid Cudi has taken notice of the growing talent as, when a fan asked who his favorite artist was at the moment, he gave Timothée's name as his response. Having met his idol several times (and freaking out each time,) the mention brought Chalamet to hysterics, as he let out a burst of nonsensical tweets reading, "UHMMM OKAY STRIKE ME THE FUCK DOWN" and "ADHXJKSDKSHKXNFUDKDNXHKDM."
Their lovefest is profound as it recalls an innocence that many experience when listening to or looking at their personal idols. The two previously ran into each other at a GQ party where Timothée was a visual representation of his excited tweets.