Kid Cudi is serious about acting.

His new flick James White premiered during day two of the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

According to Billboard, Cudi’s character is gay and the rapper wasn’t uncomfortable portraying the role.

“This was way different than anything else I’ve ever done,” Cudi told Billboard prior to the film’s premiere.  “It was dope to do that. I felt like I had a responsibility to present a different walk in life from that world.”

The movie’s plot focuses on a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.

Cudi was cast as the gay best friend of the movie’s heterosexual lead character, played by Christopher Abbot.

But viewers won’t see Cudi coming out the closet to his friends or kissing a male friend during the film. Several of those scenes didn’t make the final cut.

“When he comes out of the closet it’s not really a thing,” Cudi explained. “I think that’s something the world needs to see. ‘Cause it’s not a thing. We’re all equal.”

“I’m mad [Mond] cut out my kissing scenes with David,” he continued. “We made out so many times — and it was so good! That’s my only gripe.”

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