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Kid Cudi Steps In, Replaces Ye at Rolling Loud

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Rolling Loud is hitting Miami this weekend, and we have some breaking news. The music festival officially announced via Twitter that Ye is out, and Cudi is in. "Due to circumstances outside of our control, Ye will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud Miami 2022. Please welcome @KiDCuDi!" they wrote. The Soundtrack 2 My Life singer is officially taking Ye's spot as the day one headliner after he confirmed the news by writing "Rager boy incoming!" on his Twitter. Here's what to know.

The news first broke just a few days after Kid Cudi's debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, was remastered and released on all streaming services. Almost 14 years ago, Mr. Rager released his debut album, sweeping the music scene with unforgettable tracks from Day n Nite to Embrace the Martian - and it's back now, better than ever. Ironically enough, Cudi's album led him to sign with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint, and well, now we're here. 

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Co-founders of the music festival, Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler, released an official statement regarding the news: "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." 

Let's not forget Ye was supposed to headline both weekends of Coachella this year, but just days before the festival, the Homecoming rapper dropped out. So now that West is out of the festival, fans flying in from all over the world will see Cudi, Future, and Kendrick Lamar as the three headliners. Sadly, all our La Flame flans might be disappointed to know Mr. Scott won't be in attendance. "Venue won't allow Travis because of Astroworld deaths," the event organizers later noted. Don't worry, though - we'll also be catching big names like Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Ferg, Baby Keem, and more performing at Rolling Loud Miami this year. 'Til then, stay tuned.