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Kid Cudi Praises Lil Nas X And Slams Homophobia In Hip Hop

“We have to stand with him,” the ‘Day 'n' Nite’ rapper said."

Montero, Lil Nas X’s highly anticipated debut album, drops tomorrow and has already faced a ton of backlash from some due to its provocative imagery and the fact that the rapper is openly gay. But one person in his corner is Kid Cudi.

X and Cudi bonded after a Twitter user questioned why he had no Black male artists on his album. The 22-year-old hitmaker responded with, “Maybe a lot of them just don’t wanna work with me.”

Cudi responded with, "N***a I'll work w u and frolic in rose gardens w u and singin about my pain."

Lil Nas followed up with, "u heard it here first everybody. kid cudi x lil nas for montero deluxe."

Now, Cudi has written about Lil Nas X for Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2021 list.

"When I saw the tweet about Nas’ album Montero not featuring Black male artists, and he replied that 'maybe a lot of them just don’t wanna work with me,' that made me sad," Cudi wrote.

"There’s a homophobic cloud over hip-hop, and he’s going to break that s**t down. We have to stand with him. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to let him know — you have my support. When we do our song together, however trippy the video is, let’s get sexy with it."

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He also added, "Lil Nas X is a new twist on some of the themes I was riding on when I first started out: being true to yourself and not giving a f**k what anyone says. What he’s doing is what we need right now. To have a gay man in hip-hop doing his thing, crushing records -- that is huge for us and for Black excellence. The way he’s unafraid to make people uncomfortable is so rock ’n’ roll. He’s a true rock star."

Montero includes guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and the legendary Elton John. The album already has a Billboard Hot 100 no. 1 hit with "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" and the no. 2 charting song "Industry Baby,” which featured Jack Harlow.

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