January 25th, 2012 by faye
Presenting Kid Cudi – yet another one of the many artists who cannot quite contain their temper and animosity in public places. The alternative hip-hop recording artist was caught on tape trashing the stage after his set was cut halfway through at Australia’s Heatwave Music Festival.
Apparently, the planning of Australia’s Heatwave Music Festival was in some kind of disarray, which resulted in delaying the rest of the line-up when the show started three hours later than expected. The organizers of the said event decided then to end the set of Kid Cudi right in the middle. As a result, Kid Cudi got seriously pissed off and went on a rampage and trashed the stage, breaking lights and sound equipment! Not only Kid Cudi was unhappy with what happened at Australia’s Heatwave Music Festival, but his fans as well as they started throwing water bottles all over the place, yelling that they be given refunds.
Kid Cudi’s anger and disappointment did not end on the stage. The singer wrote on his Tumblr page the following statements:
“If my set is EVER cut short at any show, im trashing the stage. Not out of anger, it takes a lot to get me furious nowadays, but out of principle. The fans always deserve a full set at all shows, especially when they spend their hard earned money on expensive tickets. A lot of artist wouldnt do what I did in Australia, but I will. Spread the word. No matter the circumstance, cut my set short, im breaking shit. And next time im startin a riot. Me and my fans. Cause promoters will sometime take advantage of the artists, and u gotta let em know what time it is. Cutting nobody any slack.”
Kid Cudi definitely had some valid reason to be cantankerous, but was the equipment annihilation still justifiable? The answer to that question lies on your own verdict and point of view.