Kid Cudi has a history of defying expectations, from wearing a dress on Saturday Night Live to being brutally honest about his mental health issues. So it came as no surprise to his true admirers when he opted to flaunt his painted nails on social media over the weekend.
However, it appears that there were so many other individuals who objected to Kid Cudi’s multi-colored manicure that he chose to turn off the comments on his Instagram account.
“Turned my comments off on Instagram,” he tweeted on Saturday (July 17). “Seems people really have a problem w me painting my nails. I got tired of blockin so many accounts. I really need u to understand, if u don’t like me doin this or anything I do, please don’t buy my albums, don’t come to my shows. Fuck way off.”
Kid Cudi felt compelled to defend himself once more earlier this month after noticing people mocking him online. On July 3, he took to Twitter to remind his supporters how unique he is.
“I’m inspired by myself,” he said in a series of tweets. “I look up to me. I’m my own hero. MOTM3 was inspired by my life. As all my other albums. The sound of the album is my own fusion of everything Ive done thus far and some new ideas. I sound like no one else. When u hear a Cudi record, u know.”
Despite the fact that he never said what sparked the tirade, he subsequently informed a fan, “I gotta let em know sometimes I be seein people talkin crazy.”
The Man On The Moon creator also retaliated against supporters of troubled comic Bill Cosby’s recent and surprise jail release.
The 83-year-old was released on June 30 after Pennsylvania’s highest court found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. He was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand over 17 years ago.
While Boosie Badazz and Timbaland hailed Cosby’s newfound freedom and Timbaland made a badly received Instagram joke, Kid Cudi appeared to be appalled by people who were pleased with the news. Cudi tweeted shortly after the news came, “People that are celebrating Bill Cosby being released are fuckin idiots.”