One of the most anticipated events at ComplexCon was Kid Cudi’s performance on the main stage for night one, and the Cleveland artist didn’t disappoint as he powered through his catalog of hits and deep cuts alike with an energy that filled the entire arena.
Notable songs performed included "Pursuit of Happiness," "Frequency," and "Erase Me." He also brought out Travis Scott and Pharrell, who performed a handful of collaborations together like "Surfin'," "Through the Late Night," and "Way Back." Cudi repped Cleveland to the fullest by bringing out King Chip as well for "Just What I Am."
Kid Cudi— Rodeo (@RodeoTheAlbum) November 6, 2016
Travis Scott pic.twitter.com/pgQF5WHw5z
Near the end of his "Pursuit of Happiness" performance, Cudi shared a special message for his fans. "I know life is crazy and shit and shit comes our way but we can get through this shit," he said. You can watch the clip below.
"We can make it through. I am living proof. I am living proof." - Kid Cudi, #ComplexCon— deray mckesson (@deray) November 6, 2016
Cudi’s performance at ComplexCon marks his first since Trillectro Music Festival in August—where he debuted his Pharrell-assisted “Surfin’”—and more importantly his first public appearance since a recent stint in rehab for depression.
It appears Kid Cudi is back on track to deliver his album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ which boasts two singles, “Frequency” and the aforementioned “Surfin’.”
Check out footage of Cudi’s performance at the ComplexCon arena stage presented by Smirnoff above.
Kid Cudi is back. #ComplexCon— deray mckesson (@deray) November 6, 2016
Kid Cudi Is BACK 😀 pic.twitter.com/d7znu8dmV9— Gee (@Lilgeeeeee) November 6, 2016
Hi friend pic.twitter.com/TSkk5EdcXg— NBA Champion Chopz (@Pchopz_) November 6, 2016
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