News: Kid Cudi Releases Statement On Lady Gaga Tour Departure
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 10:50AM
Kid Cudi has released a statement regarding his unexpected exit from the Lady Gaga Monster's Ball Tour.
In the statement, Cudi does not mention his publicized physical altercation with a fan last weekend.
"Kid Cudi has decided to take an early leave of absence from Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour, in order to balance his schedule surrounding the recording of his next album and acting commitments," the statement reads. "Cudi does not want to disappoint his fans and will move forward with his individual show dates in December and throughout the month of January." (MTV)
Early reports cited Cudi fighting a fan as the determining factor behind his exit.
According to our political connects, Cudder has been kicked off Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour for punching a fan last week in Vancouver. Lights out, Cudi. (Rap Radar)
Prior to Cudi's statement, Gaga's record label, Interscope, confirmed his departure.
Sources at Interscope Records confirm the rapper is "no longer" with the tour -- but wouldn't say if the decision had anything to do with YouTube footage showing Cudi punching fans in the front row of a concert in Vancouver this past weekend. We're told Cudi will be replaced on the Gaga tour by Jason Derulo --the guy who sings "Whatcha Say." (TMZ)
Details on Cudi's physical fan altercation took over the Internet beginning on Saturday (December 12).
The Internet is buzzing with a widely distributed video of what happened next. Cudi leaves the stage, climbs up on the crowd barrier and throws a punch. Rumors abound that the person he tagged wasn't the original offending party. A first-person report from the alleged victim is also being widely distributed online. In the story, the victim claims that wallet was thrown on stage by him after it had been returned to him in error and Cudi had said he would take it back if it wasn't his. Whatever the case, the video makes clear that someone was the target of the non-gangsta rapper's rabbit punch. (Kelowna News)
Check out footage of Kid Cudi's assault on the fan below: