Kid Cudi wore Kurt Cobain’s iconic dress on ‘SNL’: Twitter’s best reactions
Kurt Cobain has been dead longer than he was alive. The grunge pioneer and rock legend died by suicide in 1994 when he was twenty-seven years old, and since this month marks the twenty-seventh anniversary of his passing, it’s a big anniversary.
To honor the fallen star, Kid Cudi wore Cobain’s infamous flower dress during his SNL performance. While Kid Cudi’s floral gown was more dress-up than Kurt Cobain’s formless frock & green cardigan, the resemblance didn’t go unnoticed as Kid Cudi performed “Tequila Shots” and “Sad People”. Cobain wore his dress on a famous 1993 MTV Unplugged episode.
Twitter was certainly going to have their say. So “Come As You Are” and dive into Twitter’s reactions to Kid Cudi’s dress tribute.
It's been 27 years since Kurt Cobain died. Which as of last week is now longer than he was alive.
Respect to @KidCudi for using his platform & @nbcsnl appearance to pay tribute to Kurt's legacy of struggle, authenticity, creativity for freedom, vulnerability, & individual style. pic.twitter.com/BItMNmKkMw
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) April 11, 2021
Aaron Vallely praised Kid Cudi for paying homage to Kurt Cobain on SNL, saying: “Respect to @KidCudi for using his platform & @nbcsnl appearance to pay tribute to Kurt’s legacy of struggle, authenticity, creativity for freedom, vulnerability, & individual style.”
Don’t get it twisted. Cudi will wear a dress and still beat you the fuck up. 😭 @KidCudi 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/oSM1IkH1gE
— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) April 12, 2021
Can still kick your @$%
Dresses don’t make people any more or less tough.
kid cudi has frequently named kurt cobain as one of the main influences on his music 🙏https://t.co/oeHJty7eFU
— Genius (@Genius) April 12, 2021
The more you know
The tribute to Kurt Cobain was done because Kid Cudi cited Cobain as an influence on his own music.
i wanna see people giving kid cudi the same praise that harry styles recieved when he was on vogue pic.twitter.com/JyJMiMp2AB
— aracely (@bunnygirlcely) April 12, 2021
Fair is fair
We, too, want to see the same energy for Harry Styles’ dress for Kid Cudi’s Kurt Cobain tribute.
#kidcudi on SNL preforming in a dress should be called “What happens when the money runs out.” pic.twitter.com/84wVpzV1ZQ
— Dr Boyce Watkins (@drboycewatkins1) April 12, 2021
Haters gonna hate
Of course, the haters are out there, too.
Let’s talk about #KidCudi’s #SNL dress and why he wore it.
And what the connection to #KurtCobain is.
Btw, stay for the squirrel 🐿 mid video 😂 pic.twitter.com/Z87A9mKySr
— Nasty Woman Danielle (@DefNotDorothy) April 12, 2021
The hot takes from TikTok are making their way to Twitter. And yeah, if you don’t know who Kurt Cobain is, you should probably Google him now (and we feel sad for you).
Cudi told Virgil: “I need a dress for SNL.” Virgil told Cudi, “Say no more. I’m on it.”
Spoke with Virgil about how the dress is becoming a menswear staple (and maybe even…replacing the suit?) https://t.co/w7SRBe6Fcf
— grail boss feminist (@theprophetpizza) April 12, 2021
With Harry Styles, Billy Porter, and now Kid Cudi rocking dresses, are we freeing the dress from the confines of “women’s clothes”? Free the dress! Free the dress!
On Saturday night’s ‘SNL’ @KidCudi wore a floor-length, floral dress to pay tribute to Kurt Cobain. He also used his other performance to pay tribute to Chris Farley.https://t.co/zYeU20QN2l pic.twitter.com/jCACj1u7FM
— KROQ (@kroq) April 12, 2021
Not the only tribute
Kid Cudi didn’t just pay homage to Kurt Cobain. In his other performance, he paid respect to comedian Chris Farley, who died in 1997 of a drug overdose.
@KidCudi hi uh pls lemme know where this dress is from bc I really want it. mkay love u :) thanks <3 pic.twitter.com/Ck1zbWinrT
— j o c e l y n 🦋 (@mommyjuci) April 12, 2021
We want the dress!
Who are you wearing, Kid Cudi? How can we get this floral frock into our wardrobes now?
Compare Post Malone, who understood the assignment, with Kid Cudi
The outfits reflected the scene of the period, which is why they made sense for Cobain & crew to adopt
It's not like Nirvana threw on prom 'fits for shows pic.twitter.com/LzuvN9auzJ
— Obdurate Good Faith (@LiveNudeJulia) April 12, 2021
Who wore it better?
Some people on Twitter are pointing out Post Malone’s tribute to Kurt Cobain and how it reflects grunge better. We say: nitpick, much?
Kid Cudi performed in a dress on SNL! #thetruthbehindhiphop was prophetic. God literally forewarned the body of Christ of these things coming through that powerful series. Parts 1-13 prophesied it all! Praise God for the call! It's all coming to pass! pic.twitter.com/izgtxqFqPg
— G. Craige Lewis (@gcraige) April 12, 2021
The prophecy has come true . . . ??????
Apparently, Kid Cudi in a dress is a sign?
@KidCudi will forever be my fav https://t.co/WhCz4We2VH
— samantha (@grvdillvs1) April 12, 2021
Words to live by
“’Cause in the end, they’ll judge me anyway, so, whatever.” – Kid Cudi
What did you think about Kid Cudi’s dress tribute to Kurt Cobain? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments!