Kid Cudi closed out day two of Coachella Saturday night. The “Kids See Ghosts” rapper made sure to say a few words to honor Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle, whose recent deaths have deeply affected the music community.
Before launching into his 2009 hit song “Pursuit of Happiness,” Kid Cudi addressed the crowd. “This next one. I wanna dedicate this to Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle,” he said. “And I want y’all to sing this sh*t as loud as you can. Promise me. Can I get a yeah?”
Watch a clip of the crowd singing along to “Pursuit of Happiness.”
Kid Cudi performed other hit songs like “Reborn.” The rapper even played his own rendition of Kanye’s “Beautiful Morning,” which Cudi features on.
He wasn’t the only artist to take time on stage to honor Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle’s legacy. Anderson .Paak dedicated his song “Dang” to the late rappers. Childish Gambino teared up on stage while speaking of the two. “I lost my dad this year, we lost Nipsey, we lost Mac,” he said. “What I’m starting to realize is all we really have is memories at the end of the day. That’s all we are. All we are really is like data and you pass it onto your kids and you pass it onto your friends or your family.”
Coachella will close out the first weekend of the festival with a headlining show by Ariana Grande.