Pete Davidson Calls Critics of Kid Cudi’s ‘SNL’ Dress ‘Close-Minded’: ‘I Loved It’

2021-05-07T16:32:11+00:00May 7th, 2021|

Pete Davidson has Kid Cudi’s back when it comes to the Kurt Cobain-inspired dress he wore on Saturday Night Live last month.

The comedian and SNL castmember stopped by The Breakfast Club on Thursday (May 6) to talk about the rapper’s debut on the long-running NBC sketch comedy show, where he performed songs from his latest album, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen, including his final performance in a spaghetti-strap floral-print dress similar to one worn by the late Nirvana frontman in the ’90s. Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh designed the garment, which Cudi later explained on Twitter would be included in his next Off-White collection.

“I loved it. I thought it was great,” Davidson told host Charlamagne Tha God. “When you get criticism like that … it’s just like, OK cool, those are people I don’t really want to associate myself with anyway — people that are that close-minded. I thought it was really cool and like a really cool tribute. Virgil [Abloh] made it, it’s sick. They’re gonna sell it as a unisex dress. I thought he killed it.”

“You know me, I’ve been a huge Cudi guy forever, so getting to do a music video with him was like everything,” he continued, telling Charlamagne about their “Weird Little Flute” rap skit.

Davidson told The Breakfast Club five years ago that he believed Cudi’s music not only saved his life, but many other people’s lives who grew up at the same time as him. “I would’ve killed myself,” he said. “Absolutely. 100%. I truly believe if Man on the Moon didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here.”

Watch Davidson talk about Cudi’s dress around the 24:55-minute marker below.

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