*Kid Cudi stands by his decision to destroy a concert stage in Australia after his set was cut short, insisting his fans deserved a complete show.
The rapper was the closing act at The Heatwave Music Festival in Melbourne on Sunday, but the event spiraled into chaos when organizers pulled the plug on his performance due to time restrictions.
Cudi began knocking over stage equipment in retaliation and now the artist 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.”