Following last week’s senses-testing David Blaine appearance, Kid Cudi is the latest to subject themselves to hot questions (and even hotter wings) on Hot Ones.
Right at the top of the new episode, available to view in full up top, Cudi told host Sean Evans how he was feeling about his chances of working his way through the lineup of conversation-spurring sauces.
“I’m confident that I’m gonna make it to the end, you know?” Cudi said. “But I have no idea what I’m gonna experience on this journey. I’m really kinda nervous, I’m not gonna lie.”
Given Cudi’s status as a leading multi-hyphenate, it’s no surprise the resulting episode saw him touching on a wide variety of sauce-assisted topics, including the role the late Virgil Abloh played in the carefully considered wardrobe decisions behind the TV event Entergalactic.
“I put it all on him,” Cudi said of Abloh’s involvement with the special, which is now available on Netflix. “I really went into this knowing that I wanted the characters to be fresh. I didn’t want it to be like, you know, a typical animated show where you see one character wearing the same thing every episode. Virgil just came through and put his magic sauce on it and just made wardrobe for each character that matched their personality. I was so happy.”
Deeper into his discussion with Evans, Cudi was asked to reveal the best audition tip he’s received from his pal Timothée Chalamet, who’s soon set to be seen in We Are Who We Are director Luca Guadagnino’s latest film Bones and All.
“I think I asked him about crying on camera once,” Cudi said. “You know, I’ve given him audition tapes that I’ve done before and I’m just like, ‘Yo man, shoot me straight’ and he’s always like, ‘Oh it’s good, it’s good.’ I don’t know. He could be lying to me. But he’s always very supportive and I know Timmy is a fan of me for music but I think he’s a fan of me as an actor, as well.”
Cudi also shared more thoughts on his previously reported plans of bringing certain aspects of his art to a close, telling Evans he feels he’s “kinda nearing the end on all things Kid Cudi.” The subject came up after Evans broached the topic of aging in hip-hop and naming Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Nas as people who have done so successfully.
“I feel like, I don’t have what they have,” Cudi said. “I just don’t know if I want to do… music, drop albums for too much longer.”
Cudi then brought up his aspirations of becoming a kindergarten teacher.
“I’m really curious to see what else I can do. I was thinking about this, this is like a wacky idea I had years ago,” he said. “It would be cool to one day be a kindergarten teacher. Just do that for a couple years. When I’m like 50… infect the youth with that freshness. Then those kids will sprinkle the freshness to the world.”
See more up top, including an extraterrestrial playlist discussion and some burger revelations.
Entergalactic, the album, and Entergalactic, the Netflix event, are both out now.