Kid Cudi clarifies “angry” tweet at TikTok “Day ‘n’ Nite” trend

“It threw me off a lil bit.”

Kid Cudi has addressed his earlier criticism of a viral TikTok trend which features a remix of his 2008 song, “Day ‘n’ Nite.”

Late last week, Cudi caught wind of the TikTok remix, which removes some of the song’s lyrics. On Twitter, the rapper said he was “not flattered” by how his song was being turned into a trend on social media. “I dont fuck w what they did to my song on tik tok takin out the lyrics,” he tweeted on March 13. “We live in a strange time.” Later, he agreed with a fan who called the trend “wack.”

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When another user pointed out to the rapper that the situation wasn’t “that deep,” Cudder refuted their claims, saying his lyrics were “important” to him. “Nothing wrong w me stating I dont approve, plus if u are such a fan, u know my lyrics are most important to me. Im passionate about my shit so idc who has a problem w that.”

However on Monday (March 15), Cudi took to social media again to clarify his earlier tweets condemning the trend, saying that the media has “misconstrued my words.” “I am not ‘pissed’ or ‘angry’ as some of these articles are saying. I don’t have a problem with TikTok at all and what kids do on there,” he wrote.

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“When I made ‘Day n Nite,’ I wanted to help people. I never imagined it would be used as a jokin manner. It threw me off a lil bit,” Cudi continued. “As long as the song is helpin you guys and the lyrics aren’t forgotten, keep doing your thing.” Read his full statement below:

“Day ‘n’ Nite” appeared on the rapper’s 2008 breakout mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. Co-produced by Cudi and Dot da Genius, the song was written about the rapper’s late uncle whom he used to live with.

“My uncle that I lived with passed in 2006. We were actually beefing because he forced me out the house when I didn’t have another situation set up, so I was bitter. I never apologized for it, and that kills me,” he previously told Complex.

Last year, Cudi released his latest album, Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. A few weeks later, he teased a “Cudder cut” with new songs and “surprises.” That extended edition has yet to be released.

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