Nick Kyrgios, who withdrew from the Japan Open due to a knee problem, pointed to an unsavory incident that happened at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami in July.
American rapper Kid Cudi, who was one of the performers on the show, had objects thrown at him during his performance, prompting him to leave the stage in retaliation.
Sharing a video of the incident on Instagram, Kyrgios added his thoughts, saying those involved had “zero respect”.
“People are disgusting man. It’s his job. People have no respect. How about he throw bottles at you while you work your 9-5,” Kyrgios said.
In a video that emerged after the show, Cudi can be heard warning the audience that he would be leaving the stage after being hit by a water bottle. As onlookers continued to throw objects at the rapper, he kept his word and left the stage.
“Yo, I’ll leave this scene if you throw one more fuckin’ thing on here. I’ll leave right now. If I get hit with one more fuckin’ thing, if I see one more f-kin’ thing on this fucking scene, I’m leaving,” the rapper said before leaving the stage.
Organizers released a statement on social media following the incident which was aimed at calming people’s minds.
“Rolling Loud is a family. Our fans, the artists and everyone involved should look out for each other. Share the love and respect everyone. We love you, Cudi. Please take care of them. each other and let’s have an amazing day 2!”
Nick Kyrgios withdraws from singles and doubles at Japan Open
Nick Kyrgios had a few games to come in Tokyo before the sudden announcement of his withdrawal stunned fans. The Australian advanced to the semi-finals of the doubles event, partnered with Thanasi Kokkinakis, and was also due to face Taylor Fritz in the singles quarter-finals at the Japan Open.
In a press conference ahead of the start of the quarter-final clash, Nick Kyrgios said his knee also troubled him during the US Open and it was “heartbreaking” to pull out of the match. two matches.
“I actually had a little knee problem at US Open time, and I went home, I probably didn’t take enough time, to be honest, I went straight back to the “Workout. It’s heartbreaking. When the body lets you down, it’s not a good feeling,” Nick Kyrgios said.