The internet has again been filled with queries like, “is Kid Cudi gay?,” after Kid Cudi dared to make a feminine fashion statement at a recent fashion awards ceremony.

The famed rapper, 37, walked down the red carpet, wearing a fabulous white wedding dress, at the CFDA Fashion Awards earlier this month.

According to Vogue, Cudi, whose full name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, wore a custom bridal gown designed by ERL, a “white-hot West Coast label launched in 2018 by American Emerging Designer of the Year nominee Eli Russell Linnetz.”


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He was accompanied by the designer, Linnetz, who held the rapper’s hands in front of photographers.

Netizens React to Kid Cudi’s Wedding Dress Look

The Cleveland-born artist’s wedding dress outfit quickly went viral on the internet, with many accusing him of pushing the “gay agenda.”

In a since-deleted tweet, one Twitter user said they deleted all of Cudi’s songs from their playlist the first time he wore a dress.

“Rapper Kid Cudi has officially come out of the closet,” an online outlet, MTO News, also alleged.

“This guy is just trying to please certain people out there,” another Twitter user wrote. “I don’t see what the fascination is with men wearing women’s clothes.”

Someone added, “He’s trying too hard now bro. I’m all for guys expressing themselves the way they want with their clothing, but this looks terrible.”

Amid negative comments, some also took to social media to defend Cudi, with many stating that a straight man should be allowed to wear a dress without it causing controversy.

Some also praised Cudi for normalizing people being able to wear whatever they wanted to. “I love how Kid Cudi can wear a dress and absolutely rock that [expletive].”

Internet’s Reports on Kid Cudi Being Gay and Having a Boyfriend Are False

It turns out all the reports on Cudi being gay and him dating his designer are baseless speculation.

Both Cudi and Linnetz, while speaking to People, implied that they were not dating — and Linnetz wasn’t Cudi boyfriend.

They shared that they only appeared as a couple to attend the event, and the rapper was sporting a wedding-inspired look.

“I just out of the blue sent him a text of a wedding dress and I was like, ‘Will you be my bride?’” Linnetz told the publication.

Cudi then added, “I trust this man so I was down to take it wherever his mind went.”

Besides, this was not the first time the rapper was spotted wearing a dress. He wore a floral gown for his performance on Saturday Night Live in April 2021.


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The floral gown was a custom off-white dress with a fitted bodice and spaghetti straps.

The rapper has clarified that he is straight but loves to experiment with dresses.

He responded to the backlash saying, “So I already made my mind up years ago that I wanted to do this.”

“And it’s cool because I’m also giving confidence to the kids and telling them to be themselves and do what they want to do,” he added.

Head out to Cudi’s Instagram to check out his experimental dressing and fashion ideas.