Kid Cudi has historically bucked convention — from rocking a dress on the Saturday Night Live stage to being brutally honest about his struggles with mental health. So his real fans weren’t exactly surprised when he decided to show off his painted nails on social media over the weekend.
But apparently, there were so many other people who criticized Kid Cudi’s multi-colored manicure, he decided to shut down the noise in his Instagram comments.
“Turned my comments off on Instagram,” he tweeted on Saturday (July 17). “Seems people really have a problem w me painting my nails. I got tired of blockin so many accounts. I really need u to understand, if u don’t like me doin this or anything I do, please don’t buy my albums, don’t come to my shows. Fuck way off.”
Turned my comments off on instagram. Seems people really have a problem w me painting my nails. I got tired of blockin so many accounts. I really need u to understand, if u dont like me doin this or anything I do, please dont buy my albums, dont come to my shows. Fuck way off.
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 17, 2021
Kid Cudi again felt the need to defend himself earlier this month after he noticed people disrespecting him online. On July 3, he hopped on Twitter to remind his fans how he’s one-of-a-kind.
“I’m inspired by myself,” he said in a series of tweets. “I look up to me. I’m my own hero. MOTM3 was inspired by my life. As all my other albums. The sound of the album is my own fusion of everything Ive done thus far and some new ideas. I sound like no one else. When u hear a Cudi record, u know.”
Although he never revealed specifically what triggered the rant, he later told a fan, “I gotta let em know sometimes I be seein people talkin crazy.”
The 83-year-old, who was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand over 17 years ago, was released on June 30 after Pennsylvania’s highest court found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.
While Boosie Badazz celebrated Cosby’s newfound freedom and Timbaland made a poorly-received Instagram joke, Kid Cudi was seemingly disgusted by those who were happy about the development. Shortly after the news broke, Cudi tweeted, “People that are celebrating Bill Cosby being released are fuckin idiots.”