Kid Cudi Replaces Kanye As Rolling Loud Headliner

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| LAST UPDATE 07/21/2022

By Zuzanna Krause
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Ye is out, and Cudi is in! The Donda singer has pulled out of headlining the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, and the Pursuit of Happiness singer has stepped in to take his place. News of Kanye's exit from the three-day event dropped just days before the festival was supposed to kick off, bringing fans to question what happened - but in the end, it is Ye, and perhaps we'll never truly know. Here's what we do know...

Rolling Loud began in 2015 and since then has popped off in many other countries, from Canada to Portugal and The Netherlands. The festival is considered one of the biggest rap-only festivals in the world, with the biggest names in the music industry performing for the thousands and thousands of people who come from far and wide to attend - and this year is no different. When the lineup was originally dropped, fans everywhere were in luck to see Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West as the three headliners for the event. But with Ye recently backing out, expect to see Kid Cudi taking his place.

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Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler reported the news of the new headliners, saying, "We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022. 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." We also can't wait to see what Cudi has in store for us!

The festival announced the replacement via social media, "Due to circumstances outside of our control, Ye will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud Miami 2022. Please welcome @KiDCuDi!" They also explained to fans campaigning for La Flame to take his spot that, well, that'll never happen. "Venue won't allow Travis because of Astroworld deaths," they revealed. Luckily, Cudi is happy to step up to the plate. "Rager boy incoming!" he announced on Twitter. With all the news of the replacement, it was also noted this isn't the first festival Ye pulled out of this year. Back in April, the Good Life artist dropped out of both Coachella weekends, where he was also supposed to headline. Regardless, we're excited to catch the live updates of Rolling Loud Miami this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned.

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