Kid Cudi Replacing Kanye West as Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Headliner
Kanye West, also known as Ye, is no longer headlining the first night of Rolling Loud Miami 2022, the festival announced. Instead, Kid Cudi will be performing at Hard Rock Stadium on Friday, July 22. Headlining the next two nights of the festival are Future and Kendrick Lamar.
“We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022,” Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler said in a statement shared with Pitchfork. “We spent months working with him and his team on the performance. Unfortunately, Ye has decided that he will no longer be performing. This is the first time a headliner has ever pulled off our show and though we don’t take it lightly, we wish him the best. We look forward to welcoming Kid Cudi as a headliner in Miami and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”
Earlier this year, West was announced as a headliner of the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. After suggesting that he would not perform at the Indio, California event, West pulled out of his headlining slot just weeks ahead of the festival. He has since been sued by a Los Angeles–based production and design firm that alleges non-payment for work on West’s canceled Coachella performance.
Back in February, West hosted the Donda Experience Performance in Miami. During the show, West performed a number of songs from Donda 2, including “Eazy” with the Game. West recently reunited with the Game to perform “Eazy” at an event for the Compton rapper’s forthcoming album Drillmatic.
Also in February, West and Kid Cudi had a public falling out. Not long after, the rappers were both featured on the Pusha T song “Rock N Roll.” Cudi indicated that it’s his last ever collaboration with West.
Earlier this month, Cudi made his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi available on digital streaming platforms for the first time. He also shared a greatest hits collection called The Boy Who Flew to the Moon, Vol. 1. He begins a tour of North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom in August.
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Kanye West and Kid Cudi for comment and additional information.