Because that’s what friends are for
Last night, Timothée Chalamet joined Kid Cudi onstage to perform at ComplexCon in Long Beach. Okay, he only actually recited Common’s intro from Cudi’s 2009 album Man on the Moon: The End of Day then wandered about bobbing his head, but he did a pretty good job of opening the show all the same.
While Chalamet might seem like a slightly odd choice for the show’s opener, he’s actually got ties to Kid Cudi, besides just seeming to be a massive fan (see: his response to Kid Cudi calling him his “favourite artist” in early 2018).
I mean, who can forget the weirdly awkward shots of him having dinner with Kanye and Pete Davidson at Cudi’s lonely-looking birthday party, taken by Kim Kardashian?
Then there’s the fact that Kid Cudi will star – alongside Chloë Sevigny – in the new TV show by Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me By Your Name, entwining their lives even further. What’s next, Timothée Chalamet’s debut hip hop concept album? We hope so.