“Don’t [expletive] With me,” the 38-year-old artist said, according to a fan Video From the show.
After about two seconds, a bottle rang in his head; To the surprise of thousands of fans at Hard Rock Stadium, Cuddy dropped the microphone and walked offstage. Some shouted, while others immediately chanted for West, who now goes to Ye. West finally made a surprise appearance Friday night, shortly after Cudi left the stage.
A video of the incident went viral, and critics slammed those in attendance, especially West’s fans, for disrespecting Goody during his photo shoot.
“Never disrespect a drink,” complex music wrote In a tweet.
A representative for Cudi, real name Scott Mescudi, did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Saturday. Officials with Rolling Loud did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Cuddy and West had a decorated creative partnership until they went public earlier this year. Cudi vowed never to work with West again after criticizing West on Instagram for his friendship with comedian Pete Davidson, who is dating Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian, calling him “”Dinosaur.”
“You are shocked for flipping the script and posting this lie for one look on the internet,” Cuddy tweeted in February. “You’re not a friend. I’m coming.”
In April, Cudi noted that the collaboration between him and West on rapper Pusha D’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll” would be the final song featuring the two.
“I made this song a year ago when I was cool [with] Kanye,” drink Tweeted. “I’m not cool [with] That man.”
Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler said in a statement this week that they worked with West and his crew until the rapper decided to back out of his performance on the first night of the festival for unclear reasons.
“This is the first time we’ve had a leader stop by our show, and while we don’t take it lightly, we wish him the best,” said Sherif and Zingler. Pitchfork.
This isn’t the first time West has backed out of a headlining performance at a music festival this year. He planned to take the stage 11 days before his performance at Coachella Variety. A production and design company sued West for $7.1 million this month, claiming in a California court that the rapper didn’t pay for his canceled Coachella show or the release of his album “Tonda 2.”
But even with West stepping back from Rolling Loud, the co-founders were excited for Goody to take his place.
“We look forward to welcoming Kid Cudi as a leader in Miami, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store,” Sheriff and Zingler said in a statement.
Before the show, Cudi showed his excitement for the Rolling Loud headliner by tweeting photos of fans ready to watch him take the stage.
“Who’s ready for some face-melting madness?” He tweeted 90 minutes before his set.
According to fan accounts on social media, Cudi was only four songs into his set when bottles and trash started flying. As videos of the incident went viral on social media, critics in attendance urged Cudi to end his set early.
“You all are disrespecting Kid Cudi which proves to me that you have no homeschooling or taste in music” Tweeted Ashley Nicole Moss, Sports Illustrated anchor.
Shortly after he left the stage, rapper Lil Turk brought out a surprise guest during his set: West. Despite backing out of his headlining set, West took the stage with “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1” — a hit featuring Cudi’s vocals.
“It was an interesting first night of #RLMIAMI,” the festival He tweeted that.