Kid Cudi is set to star in a new movie called James White that premieres this coming Friday at Sundance. In the movie, Cudi plays a gay man (Nick) who has kissing scenes with David Call’s character, but the director, Josh Mond, apparently cut those scenes from the final version, and Cudi isn’t happy about it.
“”I’m mad [director Josh Mond] cut out my kissing scenes with David,” Cudi said with a wry smile during an audience Q&A session after the film. “We made out so many times — and it was so good! That’s my only gripe.”
Cudi also said he had no problem playing the role:
“No. My thing is what story are we trying to tell here,” Cudi told Billboard. “I didn’t flinch. I’m secure with mine. I’m an artist — it’s all about playing characters that are intriguing and stimulating.”
There will undoubtedly be people who feel all types of ways about Cudi doing something like this for a movie, but we commend him.