Rolling Loud Miami was suddenly turned upside down as Kid Cudi took over Kanye West’s headlining slot when the rapper canceled.
Fans who felt duped by Kanye’s absence denigrated the event online and vented their anger at the co-founders of Rolling Loud. Co-founder Tariq Cherif received a rush of comments, to which he responded by detailing his attempts to persuade Kanye to remain in the lineup. “Tried to convince Ye to stay on the lineup but he wasn’t having it,” he wrote.
Tariq Cherif on Travis Scott
Fans sought additional explanations, so that remark didn’t exactly settle the situation. Some questioned the decision to choose Kid Cudi over musicians like Playboi Carti or Travis Scott. La Flame couldn’t be a possibility, Cherif first admitted, but he blamed the Hard Rock Stadium venue for not letting him perform after the 10 fatalities at his Astroworld Festival in November.
La Flame couldn’t be a possibility, Cherif first admitted, but he blamed the Hard Rock Stadium venue for not letting him perform after the 10 fatalities at his Astroworld Festival in November. He is now retracting his claim that Scott wasn’t Kanye’s substitute because of the location, as the anger is just growing.
According to Cherif, Rolling Loud did contact Travis Scott’s crew about filling in for Yeezy, but the short notice made it nearly impossible to pull together the turnaround for Scott’s elaborate stage setup.