Kid Cudi was a trending Twitter topic on Saturday (April 10) following his appearance on Saturday Night Live. During his performance, he paid tribute to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain by donning a floral dress much like the one Cobain wore on the cover of The Face magazine in 1993, one year before he tragically shot himself at his home in Seattle.

As Cudi’s name continued to trend, the self-described “Chosen One” decided to address the chatter on Twitter, providing a little more context into the vision behind the bold fashion choice at the same time.

“Virgil designed the dress for me,” he wrote on Sunday (April 11). “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man made a masterpiece. Thank You @virgilabloh ur a fuckin genius!! Love you man we did it!!!”

Kid Cudi evidently has plans for the dress beyond Saturday Night Live, adding in a follow-up tweet, “Im doin a collection w Off White and the dress will be included!!”

While Soulja Boy might’ve been confused as to the message Kid Cudi was attempting to convey, the reactions on social media were overwhelmingly positive. Many applauded Cudi’s courage for breaking gender norms on a national stage and thanked him for being himself.



Kid Cudi Rocks A Dress For ‘SNL’ Performance - & Soulja Boy Has Questions

Rocking a cardigan à la Kurt Cobain and t-shirt with an image of late SNL cast member Chris Farley, Kid Cudi blazed through a live rendition of “Tequila Shots” before changing into the dress for “Sad People,” both of which appeared on his latest album Man On The Moon III: The Chosen. 

Check out the performance below.