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Kid Cudi Pays Tribute To Kurt Cobain By Wearing Dress On Saturday Night Live

Amelia Ward

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Kid Cudi Pays Tribute To Kurt Cobain By Wearing Dress On Saturday Night Live

Kid Cudi paid homage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, wearing a dress on Saturday Night Live to mark the anniversary of his death.

The 37-year-old, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, performed on this weekend's episode of the US show, which was hosted by Carey Mulligan.

He performed two tracks, 'Sad People' and 'Tequila Shots', both of which he used as a chance to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

For 'Sad People', he wore a long, floral dress, which was apparently a nod to Cobain. The singer, who famously wore dresses quite often, died, aged 27, on 5 April 1994, by suicide.

Credit: The Face
Credit: The Face

For his performance of 'Tequila Shots', he wore a cardigan with a white T-shirt underneath, in tribute to late comedian Chris Farley.

Farley appeared on Saturday Night Live and had parts in films including Wayne's World. He died from a drug overdose in 1997, at the age of 33.

The cause is close to Cudi, who has recently been open about his own experiences with depression.

In 2016, he wrote a now-deleted Facebook message to his fans before he checked into a rehab facility.

It read: "It's been difficult for me to find the words to what I'm about to share with you because I feel ashamed.

"Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I've been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Cudi continued: "I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known me. If I didn't come here, I would've done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions every day of my life.

"There's a ragin' violent storm inside of my heart at all times. Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax."

In an interview with GQ following his recovery, he spoke more about his feelings at the time, saying that he 'scared himself'.

Speaking in 2018, he said: "I was thinking of ways to do it. It scared me straight," he says. "What scared me was that my mind was willing to go there. After all these years."

Featured Image Credit: Saturday Night Live

Topics: Music

Amelia Ward
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