Kanye West retired from Rolling Loud Festival in Miami this weekend.
Organizers have announced that Kid Cudi will now replace the rapper on Friday (July 22) of the festival.
In a statement released Sunday (July 17), festival co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingle said: “We’ve been excited for Ye to be the headliner of Rolling Loud Miami 2022. We worked with him and his team on the performance for months.”
“Unfortunately, Ye has decided that he will no longer perform. This is the first time a headliner has pulled off our show and while we don’t take it lightly, we wish them the best. We look forward to welcoming Kid Cudi to Miami as a headliner and can’t wait to see what he has in store,” they continued.
The new lineup poster was then shared via the festival’s social media accounts with the caption: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Ye will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud Miami 2022. Please say hello to @KiDCuDi!”
Co-organizer Tariq Cherif then commented on the Instagram post, saying, “I tried to convince Ye to stay in the lineup but he didn’t have it.”
Kid Cudi confirmed the news by sharing the line-up poster on his Instagram story.
Taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami between Friday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 24th, the Rolling Alive Festival bills itself as the “world’s largest hip-hop festival”.
This is the second time Kanye has withdrawn from a festival at short notice this year; He canceled his Coachella gig just weeks before his performance and was replaced by Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd.
West and his team have not yet shared a reason for the last-minute cancellation. The Independent has reached out to a representative for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/kanye-west-kid-cudi-rolling-alive-b2125496.html Kanye West will be replaced by Kid Cudi after retiring from Miami festival