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Kid Cudi Wants to Help Lil Nas X Destroy the 'Homophobic Cloud Over Hip-Hop'

 

Kid Cudi is extending himself to Lil Nas X. For Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2021 list, published on Wednesday (Sept. 15), Cudi wrote about Lil Nas X and declared his support for the "Industry Baby" artist after the 22 year old tweeted that Black male rappers aren't interested in working with him.


"When I saw the tweet about Nas’ album Montero not featuring Black male artists, and he replied that 'maybe a lot of them just don’t wanna work with me,' that made me sad," Cudi wrote. "There’s a homophobic cloud over hip-hop, and he’s going to break that s--- down. We have to stand with him. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to let him know -- you have my support. When we do our song together, however trippy the video is, let’s get sexy with it."


After seeing Lil Nas' tweet, Cudi replied, "N---a I'll work w u and frolic in rose gardens w u and singin about my pain." In a follow up tweet, Lil Nas told his followers, "u heard it here first everybody. kid cudi x lil nas for montero deluxe."


Cudi also gave Lil Nas X -- who already has four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 -- props for his fearless nature, and explained that the "Sun Goes Down" rapper reminds him of himself as he was getting started with music.


"Lil Nas X is a new twist on some of the themes I was riding on when I first started out: being true to yourself and not giving a f--- what anyone says. What he’s doing is what we need right now," Cudi wrote. "To have a gay man in hip-hop doing his thing, crushing records -- that is huge for us and for Black excellence. The way he’s unafraid to make people uncomfortable is so rock ’n’ roll. He’s a true rock star."

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