There is no trouble in paradise. At least according to Kid Cudi, who took to X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday (Sept. 10) to defuse rumors that he has had a falling-out with his pal, Wonka star Timothée Chalamet.
After a commenter wrote, “they think u and timmy aren’t friends anymore for some reason — it’s going viral on tiktok,” Cudi, 39, put those rumors — whose origins were not clear at press time — to rest. “What da hell,” Cudi tweeted along with two face palm emoji. “I literally just shouted him out in ‘Most Aint Dennis.’ I spoke to him a few weeks ago. Timmy is my brother til the end of time and beyond I will always ALWAYS love him. We are good. Trust me. Idk where this is comin from but please dont believe the gossip online yall.”
The “Dennis” reference is to a song from Cudi’s upcoming Insano album, on which he raps, “Doin’ movies, TV shows out with Timmy, I’mma burn a pack/ Never fallin’ off, whose the boss? That’s facts.”
Chalamet gave the origin story of their friendship in a 2018 GQ story, in which he described his early struggles in Hollywood after appearing in a small role in the 2014 Christopher Nolan space drama Interstellar. Unsure if he was going to break through, Chalamet got a chance to spend a few hours backstage with his idol at one of Cudi’s shows in Montreal.
“Cudi described his own lows and the single-minded determination that forced him to double down on his efforts to perform his way out of trouble,” the story explained. “Timothée excused himself to run home so he could write down everything he’d heard. He keeps the notes on his phone. The takeaway was: Are you, Timothée, the sort of person who can’t possibly live any other way? ‘F–k yeah.’” Later in the story, Chalamet spontaneously rapped a lengthy Cudi verse for the writer that mentioned the magazine.
That same year, Chalamet nearly lost it on Twitter after finding out that Cudi had called him his favorite actor. “UHMM OKAY STRIKE ME THE FUCK DOWN,” Chalamet tweeted, quoting Cudi’s response to a fan who asked him who is favorite artist of the moment was. The two-way love fest continued from that point, with Chalamet responding with “STAN LEVEL 368483” to Cudi tweeting about Chalamet’s earlier post about his song “My World.”
Cudi celebrated his 35th birthday in 2019 at Nobu in Malibu with Chalamet, Pete Davidson and former friend/collaborator Kanye West (who now goes by just Ye). The bromance reached epic levels in 2021 when Cudi joined former SNL stars Davidson and Chris Redd in s sketch celebrating the underrated “Weird Little Flute” sounds in rap that also featured a cameo from Chalamet dancing with the trio.
Listen to “Most Ain’t Dennis” and see Cudi’s tweet here.
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