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Kid Cudi wore a dress on 'SNL' in a tribute to Kurt Cobain

Kid Cudi also confirmed that he's collaborating on a clothing line with Off White CEO Virgil Abloh, who designed the dress.
Kid Cudi performs on Saturday Night Live on April 10, 2021.
Kid Cudi performs on "Saturday Night Live."Will Heath / NBC

Singer and rapper Kid Cudi, who wore a floral dress designed by the label Off White during a performance on "Saturday Night Live," confirmed Sunday afternoon that the garment was a tribute to Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi, 37, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, tweeted that Off White CEO Virgil Abloh created the dress for him with a tribute to Cobain in mind.

"Virgil designed the dress for me. I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt [with] a floral print sundress and this man made a masterpiece. Thank You @virgilabloh ur a f----- genius!! Love you man we did it!!!" Kid Cudi wrote.

Kid Cudi's performance on Saturday fell on the same week as the anniversary of Cobain's death at age 27. Cobain, Nirvana singer's and songwriter, died by suicide on April 5, 1994.

The dress resembled one Cobain wore when he appeared on the cover of "The Face" magazine in 1993, according to People.

Cudi wore the ankle-length dress during a performance of his song "Sad People." During his other performance, of his song "Tequila Shots," he wore a cardigan that bore a striking resemblance to one Cobain wore during Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged in New York" concert.

In addition to his tributes to Cobain, Kid Cudi wore a shirt during the performance of "Tequila Shots" in memory of Chris Farley, the "SNL" cast member who died in 1997.

In a follow-up tweet, Kid Cudi said that he is working on a collaboration with Abloh's Off White and that the dress would be included in the collection.

After his performance Saturday night, fans and critics praised Kid Cudi's tribute to Cobain, sharing side-by-sides of the pair.

"Kurt Cobain was a precious soul. During a time that it was popular to shame things that went against society's idea of normal, Kurt embraced them and advocated for them. Kid Cudi paid homage by doing the same thing. I truly LOVE to see it," one person tweeted.

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