Last night, Kid Cudi took to the stage in Studio 8H for the first of his two Saturday Night Live performances wearing pretty typical Cudi gear: a fuzzy green cardigan, a Chris Farley-memorializing T-shirt, jeans, and sparkly Nike Dunks. About what you’d expect from a musician with deep personal style and a serious jones for Cactus Plant Flea Market.
When the stage lights flashed up during his second appearance, though, they showed off something a little different: to perform his song “Sad People,” Kid Cudi was in a floor-length, spaghetti-strapped floral dress. Its sequins danced in the light.
Fans were quick to note that Cudi’s dress looked an awful lot like the floral number Kurt Cobain used to wear—and that Cudi’s performance happened to fall the same week as the 27th anniversary of Cobain’s death in 1994. The tribute was all but impossible to ignore—Cudi not so long ago sampled