Mainstream Hip-Hop Media Missed The Point Of Kid Cudi's Twitter Exchange With Angie Martinez
Kid Cudi and Power 105 radio personality Angie Martinez got into a squabble on social media this weekend. The exchange started when Cudi sent out a tweet referring to an interview in 2009 stating “Look at these two fucks tryna play me back in the day. This was 2009. Angie Martinez and DJ Enuff. Fuckin clueless.” Angie responded with “soooo, u got an entourage cameo and u feelin yourself??! lol u were in my house… and i was tryna show u love. clown. smh .”
Friends in the media went to stand up for Angie immediately. Was Cudi in the right for sharing his thoughts on the interview between the two in 2009?
For starters, lets remember the time period in which the interview took place. In 2009, Kid Cudi’s debut single “Day N’ Nite” reached top five on the Billboard charts. Cudi was one of the biggest rising stars in music. He also just graced the cover of XXL Magazine on the freshmen list.
With those talking points in tow, why was such a large portion of the interview focused on skinny jeans vs. fitted jeans? From the editing of the interview, it seems as if a substantial part of the interview was focused on the Cudi and his fashion choices rather than the music. To Angie’s credit, the grizzled vet notices Cudi doesn’t want to get into a debate over his choice of apparel, apologizes and changes the subject. At that point in the interview, you can tell Cudi is agitated and just wants the interview to end.
Cudi has a right to be frustrated with the interview for many reasons. The interview is supposed to be about the music. On top of that, the jokes made at the moment weren't in good taste as they were live on air. To make matters worst for the radio reps, Cudi was at the forefront of ushering in the fitted jean-skinny jean era which is still in tow today in hip-hop.
The tweet (albeit very roughly worded) was more about staying true to yourself and you idea of fashion and art. That should be the focus headlines revolving around this story.