Kid Cudi Admits He Boycotted ‘Get Out’ After Losing Out on Role

'I was so salty,' the rapper said during a recent Q&A on X [Twitter].

Kid Cudi recently confessed to harboring such deep disappointment over not landing a role in "Get Out" that he couldn't bring himself to watch the film for a full year.

The rapper made the admission over the weekend during a Q&A session with his fans on X, formerly known as Twitter, when asked, “What’s one film role that you wished you were cast in.”

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The “Day ’n’ Nite” emcee revealed that he had auditioned for the lead role in Jordan Peele’s directorial debut movie, “Get Out.” “Jordan was impressed and I thought I ate that shit up,” the 39-year-old wrote. “I was so salty i didnt get it that I didnt even go see it in the theater when it was poppin.”

As viewers all know, the role ultimately went to Daniel Kaluuya, who earned several recognitions, including an Oscar and Emmy nomination for his performance.

Kudi shared he eventually “watched it a year later at home [crying face emojis] pissed about that.” Although the experience left him “sick,” he also praised the British actor on his performance writing, “but to be real, Daniel was the best choice hes a master and did a phenomenal job.

Cudi is set to vocally star in the animated series “Hair Love '' based on Matthew A. Cherry’s history-breaking short film.

The movie is set in Chicago and follows millennial parents Stephen Love and Angela Young, voiced by the rapper and actress Issa Rae, respectively, and their daughter Zuri and pet cat Rocky as they balance careers, parenthood, social issues, and more as they cultivate a better life for themselves.

“Hair Love” will hit Max, formerly HBO Max, on September 20, 2023.

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