Kid Cudi wore a floral spaghetti-strap dress for 'SNL' musical performance in tribute to Kurt Cobain

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Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi made his solo musical debut this weekend on "Saturday Night Live." Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
  • Rapper Kid Cudi performed "Tequila Shots" and "Sad People" on Saturday Night Live this week.

  • Cudi, 37, wore a floral dress that appeared to be a tribute to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

  • He also donned a green cardigan similar to Cobain and a t-shirt with late comedian Chris Farley.

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Kid Cudi wore a floral dress this week on Saturday Night Live, and eagle-eyed fans believe it's a tribute to the late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.

The rapper appeared as the musical guest on Saturday's episode and performed songs from his latest album, "Man on the Moon III: The Chosen." While fans praised his performance of "Tequila Shots" and "Sad People," many were shocked - and delighted - by his unexpected fashion ensembles.

During "Tequila Shots," Cudi on stage in a green cardigan and a T-shirt adorned with a picture of late "SNL" actor Chris Farley.

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Cudi later returned to the stage wearing a spaghetti-strap maxi dress with a floral print design to perform "Sad People." He finished the musical, set a smile and a small curtsy.

Fans rushed to Twitter to gush over Cudi's outfit choices, and many pointed out that the outfits mirrored those of Cobain.

Cobain adorned a similar green cardigan during Nirvana's iconic 1993 MTV Unplugged concert. The unwashed cardigan later sold for a record-breaking $334,000, while the original guitar went for $6 million.

The floral dress resembled the one Cobain wor on the cover of "The Face" magazine in 1993.

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Some fans noted that Cudi, who previously checked into rehab for "depression and suicidal urges," shined a light on two celebrities who battled mental health. Cobain died by suicide in 1994, and Farley, an SNL cast member for five years, died of a drug overdose in 1997 at age 33.

Before his performance, Cudi posted a photo on his social media that appeared to be a homage to Farley.

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Cudi has been vocal about his experience with depression and anxiety, telling Arsenio Hall that he's "dealt with suicide for the past five years."

"There wasn't a week or a day that didn't go by where I was like 'You know, I wanna check out.' I know what that feels like. I know it comes from loneliness. I know it comes from not having self-worth, not loving yourself. Kids don't have music that can coach them and give them that guidance."

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