Cudi Defends Decision To Trash Australia Stage

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January 24, 2012 | 2:20pm EST

Rapper Kid Cudi is standing by his decision to trash the stage after his set was cut short during an Australian music festival at the weekend, insisting his fans deserved a complete show.
The Day ‘N Nite hitmaker was the closing act at The Heatwave Music Festival in Melbourne on Sunday but the event descended into chaos when organisers pulled the plug on his performance due to time restrictions.

Cudi grew furious by the abrupt ending and began knocking over stage equipment in retaliation and now the star has spoken out to defend his actions and send a warning to concert promoters, vowing to repeat his behavior if he’s ever shut down prematurely again.

In a post on his Tumblr page, he writes, “If my set is EVER cut short at any show, im (I’m) trashing the stage. Not out of anger, it takes a lot to get me furious nowadays, but out of principle. The fans always deserve a full set at all shows, especially when they spend their hard earned money on expensive tickets.

“A lot of artist (sic) wouldnt do what I did in Australia, but I will. Spread the word. No matter the circumstance, cut my set short, im breaking s**t. And next time im startin a riot. Me and my fans. Cause promoters will sometime take advantage of the artists, and u gotta let em know what time it is.”

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