Kanye West has been replaced by Kid Cudi as one of the headliners of Rolling Loud Miami 2022 following the rapper’s decision to pull out of his performance earlier this month. According to the organizers of the festival, Cudi will now perform in place of Ye’s originally scheduled set at the Hard Rock Stadium on Friday night (July 27).
“We were looking forward to Ye headlining Rolling Loud Miami 2022,” Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler said in a statement to the press. “We spent months working with him and his team on the performance. Unfortunately, Ye has decided that he will no longer be performing. This is the first time a headliner has ever pulled off our show and though we don’t take it lightly, we wish him the best. We look forward to welcoming Kid Cudi as a headliner in Miami and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”
In addition to Cudi’s performance, fellow headliners Future and Kendrick Lamar will take the festival’s main stage on Saturday evening (July 23) and Sunday night (July 24), respectively.
This is the second high-profile performance cancelled by Ye this year. The rapper was also slated to perform at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as one of its headliners but pulled out a few weeks prior to the event. West has since been sued by a Los Angeles–based production and design firm claiming he has failed to compensate them for their work on his planned performance before its cancellation.