Kid Cudi Paid Homage to Kurt Cobain by Wearing a White Floral Dress on ‘SNL’

Kid Cudi Paid Homage to Kurt Cobain by Wearing a White Floral Dress on ‘SNL’

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Kid Cudi has always done things his own way, and the tradition continued with a televised Kurt Cobain tribute that has made headlines.

Perhaps most famous for his certified banger “Day ‘n’ Nite,” the rapper/songwriter/producer/actor has also been undeniably influential on hip-hop and alternative acts alike. During his 2014 Coachella performance, Cudi made headlines for wearing a crop top on stage — trending the hashtags #Boysincroptops2014 and #croptopmovement.

Now, after his recent Saturday Night Live performance on April 10, his clothes have made headlines again. Specifically, this dress:

“Dream come true!! Love to everyone at SNL for being awesome!! Let me know when u need me again and im THERE @nbcsnl And Carey u crushed it!! special shout out to Lorne for havin me!!”

The white dress Kid Cudi wore was custom-made by Off White designer Virgil Abloh, and was meant as a Kurt Cobain tribute.

“Virgil designed the dress for me. I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man made a masterpiece. Thank You @virgilabloh ur a fuckin genius!! Love you man we did it!!!”

Kid Cudi has long cited the rocker as one of his influences, having visited Cobain’s unofficial memorial, and having staged a Kurt Cobain tribute or two in the past by covering the same song (“Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”) Nirvana once covered, and even sampling Cobain in the track “Cudi Montage.”

Like many other artists, Cudi has been vocal about his own struggles with mental illness. His SNL performance happened to fall on the same week as the 27th anniversary of Cobain’s death.

Fans immediately took to Twitter to discuss Kid Cudi’s sartorial choice.

And here is perhaps the best comment about Kid Cudi and his tribute:

“Kurt Cobain was a precious soul. During a time that it was popular to shame things that went against society’s idea of normal, Kurt embraced them and advocated for them. Kid Cudi paid homage by doing the same thing. I truly LOVE to see it.

“FYI: The idea of masculinity is a social construct, we all should know that. A piece of fabric doesn’t make you less than your preferred gender unless you want it to. Let people be liberated, beautiful, and visible without your 2 cents.”

Did you catch Kid Cudi and his Kurt Cobain tribute? What did you think?

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