New York, NY – Kid Cudi didn’t just win the award for best bling at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday night (September 13); he also rocked the mic at a New York City jam session hosted by the Louis Vuitton don Virgil Abloh.
Following the typically star-studded Met Gala, where he showed off his new custom $1 million Ben Baller x KAWS chain, Kid Cudi made his way to the popular Greenwich Village restaurant Carbone, where he delivered an impromptu performance in the company of other musicians.
With Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD (who’ve worked with Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and Earl Sweatshirt, among others) providing the jazzy, Hip Hop-flavored soundtrack, Kid Cudi jumped on the mic and kicked a freestyle — something Cudi fans haven’t seen too often since his early career.
In typical Cudi fashion, the Moon Man combined his melodic singing ability with his nimble raps as he laced the live instrumentation.
Kid Cudi wasn’t the only rapper to grace Virgil Abloh’s jam session; A$AP Nast — of Harlem’s A$AP Mob collective — also swung by and got busy on the mic as BADBADNOTGOOD held things down on the drums, keys and guitar.
“Inspired to keep curating these different nights out around music-music instead of just music, i had my friends @badbadnotgood set the tone last night,” Virgil Abloh said of the jam session on Instagram. “@asapnast & @kidcudi impromptu. was different, really different.”
Kid Cudi has been the talk of the town in NYC this last week. On Saturday (September 11), the Lonely Stoner stole headlines at New York Fashion Week by stepping out in a skirt before hosting the star-studded Entergalactic party, where he raged with Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$, Kehlani, actor Timothée Chalamet and many others.
Then, on Monday, Cudder popped up at the 2021 Met Gala rocking his aforementioned Ben Baller x KAWS chain along with a Louis Vuitton outfit that yet again featured a skirt — a look that Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka Flame clearly weren’t feeling.