Currently on his To the Moon World Tour, rapper Kid Cudi made a stop at the Footprint Center in Phoenix last Thursday (August 25) – and apparently, his time breathing in the dry Arizona air had a major effect on him.
At least that’s what Twitter user @Raybambino joked about when he wrote that “the Phoenix air turned Cudi Mexican tonight.”
He also tagged Cudi in his post, which caught the attention of the “Beautiful Trip” artist who seemed a bit surprised at the message – probably because Kid Cudi is, in fact, Mexican. “I AM Mexican!!” Cudi responded with a crying emoji.
Kid Cudi was born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1984. His father is Lindberg Styles Mescudi, a Black and Mexican World War II veteran. His mother, Elsie Harriet, is a Black choir teacher.
Earlier in his career, Kid Cudi talked about an alter ego he created named Juan Pablo, a Black kid who was raised by a Mexican family. “He feels that he’s Mexican to the point where he tries to make his appearance like a Mexican,” he told MTV years ago. “He talks like a Mexican, but it’s not good Spanish. He’s got swag but he’s so silly because he doesn’t understand that he’s not Mexican. But people let him do his thing because he has so much confidence in himself. I think the message is to be yourself and be confident in who you are.”
During a concert on his tour, someone in the crowd gave Kid Cudi a Mexican flag, which he draped across his back like a superhero cape. Kid Cudi retweeted the video and wrote, “Whoever gave me this flag, it’s goin’ in my house #juanpablo.”
At least some of Kid Cudi’s fans know that he has Mexican roots. Entergalactic, Kid Cudi’s eighth studio album, is scheduled for release on September 30, 2022.