Singer and rapper Kid Cudi wore a floral dress designed by label Off White during a performance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and confirmed on Sunday afternoon that the garment was a tribute to Kurt Cobain.
Kid Cudi, 37, real name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, tweeted that Off White CEO Virgil Abloh created the dress for him with a Cobain tribute in mind.
“Virgil designed the dress for me. I told him I wanna show my love to Kurt [with] a floral print summer dress and this man made a masterpiece. Thank you @virgilabloh ur an f —– genius !! I love you man, we made it !!!
Kid Cudi’s performance on April 10 fell on the same week as Cobain’s death anniversary at 27. The Nirvana singer and songwriter committed suicide on April 5, 1994.
The dress resembled the one worn by Cobain when it appeared on the cover of “The Face” magazine in 1993, according to People.
Cudi wore the ankle-length dress during a performance of her song “Sad People” on the show. During his other rendition of his song “Tequila Shots”, he wore a cardigan that strikingly resembled the one worn by Cobain during Nirvana’s concert on MTV Unplugged in New York City.
In addition to his Cobain tributes, Kid Cudi wore a shirt during the performance of “Tequila Shots” in memory of Chris Farley, the cast member of “SNL” who died in 1997.
In a follow-up tweet, Kid Cudi said he’s working on a collaboration with Abloh’s Off White and that the dress will be included in the collection.
“I am making a collection with Off White and the dress will be included !!” Cudi wrote.
Following his Saturday night performance, fans and critics alike hailed Kid Cudi’s tribute to Cobain, sharing the pair side-by-side.
“Kurt Cobain was a precious soul. At a time when it was popular to shame things that went against society’s idea of the normal, Kurt embraced them and stood up for them. Kid Cudi paid homage by doing the same. I really LOVE to see it, “one person tweeted.
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