The mutual love-fest continued from there. Chalamet went full-on fanboy, responding with “STAN LEVEL 368483” in response to Cudi tweeting about Chalamet’s earlier post about his song “My World.”
Earlier this year, in a GQ magazine cover story, Chalamet spoke about how Kid Cudi once gave him sage advice backstage at a concert.
“At a critical juncture when the walls were closing in, Timothée spent a couple hours with one of his personal gods, Kid Cudi. Backstage at a show 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. 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? ‘Fuck yeah.’”
Chalamet and Cudi reunited just last month, at the launch party for the Chalamet issue of GQ. Below is a side-by-side comparison of Chalamet and Cudi’s first encounter, and their reunion this year.