Timothee Chalamet Freaks Out Over Kid Cudi Calling Him His Favorite Artist: 'Strike Me the F--- Down'

Timothée Chalamet and Kid Cudi
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Timothée Chalamet and Kid Cudi attend GQ and Oliver Peoples Celebrate Timothee Chalamet March Cover Dinner at Nomad Los Angeles on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Actor Timothée Chalamet lost his composure on Twitter after finding out one of his idols, hip-hop star Kid Cudi, called him his favorite artist right now.

“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 Academy Award-nominated actor of Call Me by Your Name then followed up with a nonsensical missive possibly expressing disbelief and general “is this really happening?” vibes: “ADHXJKSDKSHKXNFUDKDNXHKDM.”

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.