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Kid Cudi - American recording artist, Kid Cudi departs Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 6th November 2014

Rapper Kid Cudi Passes Out During Performance at North Coast Festival

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Rapper Kid Cudi passed out midway through a performance at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on Saturday night (August 30, 2014). Kudi was performing 'Pursuit of Happiness' when he began interacting with the audience, however, he fainted after signing a fan's album cover.

Kid CudiKid Cudi on-stage at Coachella Festival 2014 [Getty/Kevin Winter]

According to the Daily Beast, security guards managed to catch the rapper before he hit the ground and quickly rushed him off-stage. Cudi said he passed out as a result of not eating properly before the performance, however, he appears to be recovering well.

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Kid Cudi Reassures Fans He Is "OK" After Collapsing During Performance

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Kid Cudi was involved in a very scary incident on Saturday (Aug 30th) as he was headlining Chicago's North Coast Music Festival in an hour-long set. While the 30 year-old recording artist was performing one of his hit tracks, he suddenly lost consciousness and collapsed.

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Kid Cudi lost conciousness while performing at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival

Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, was in the middle of singing 2009's 'The Pursuit of Happiness' when he approached fans in the photo pit. After greeting the festivalgoers and signing autographs the rapper suddenly fell backwards, fortunately security quickly reacted and caught him.

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It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014

Tags: Coachella - Wye Oak - Anthony Green - Jagwar Ma - Blues Explosion - Duke Dumont - Woodkid - Syd Arthur - Kid Cudi - Future Islands - Fatboy Slim - Pharrell Williams - Muse - James Vincent McMorrow - Courtney Barnett - Classixx - Rudimental - Blood Orange - Little Dragon - John Newman - Beck - Arcade Fire

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Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.

Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles at the Empire Polo Club in Indio once again for the fifteenth year running between April 11th and 13th on the first weekend and April 18th and 20th on the second. It's not unheard of that a music festival was so good they had to hold it twice, but as of 2012 it has become a no-brainer for Coachella. In a nutshell, it is basically a big playground for grown-ups - though of course it is a family friendly event - featuring activities such as the 3 Legged Race, the Beauty Bar, the art studios, dodgeball and the almighty Pie Eating Contest, all while you're munching on a variety of cuisine from around the state and rocking out to some of the best bands you will ever hear.

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'Need for Speed' is Rubbish and It Didn't Make Any Money

Tags: Aaron Paul - Dominic Cooper - Imogen Poots - Michael Keaton - Kid Cudi

Did anyone else see this coming? A videogame racer featuring no characters – just cars – molded into a movie turns out to be rubbish. That headline’s too long though, so we had to explain it in this first bit. What’s more, Need for Speed didn’t even manage to beat out Mr. Peabody and Sherman or 300: Rise of An Empire at the box office, both of which have already been for a week.

Need for Speed Promo ImageIt's been a bad domestic start for NFS - hopefully it can rake it in internationally

This news will come as a major blow to Buena Vista, who will have undoubtedly hoped the star draw of Aaron Paul – who was on everyone’s lips at the end of last year for his brilliant role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad – would be enough to garner sufficient hype and make Need For Speed a financial juggernaut if nothing else.

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Need for Speed Review

It's difficult to understand how a movie about fast cars, tough guys and feisty women could be so little fun to watch. But the filmmakers, working from a popular videogame, have managed to make something only a gaming nerd could love. It's strikingly well shot, with a likeable cast and an eye-catching use of real stuntwork, but the limp script leaves it utterly joyless. Just a tiny hint of self-awareness goes a long way in these kinds of movies.

Our hero is Toby (Paul), a super-talented driver and mechanic stuck in small-town New York while his high school rival Dino (Cooper) makes millions on the racing circuit. Dino has also stolen Toby's ex-girlfriend (Johnson), and rubs salt in the wound by asking Toby to fix up a wildly valuable Mustang for him. Toby needs the cash to save his garage, so takes on the job with his pals (Cudi, Malek and Rodriguez). But things take a dark turn when Dino leaves Toby to take the fall for manslaughter. And when he gets out of prison two years later, Toby vows to get revenge, working with hellcat racing chick Julia (Poots) to enter the underground winner-take-all race organised by a radio deejay (Keaton).

Despite trying to fool us with various plot twists, the film's script is so by-the-books that we can predict everything that will happen next. So as it heads to its jaw-droppingly implausible finale, there isn't a single moment that surprises us. All we can do is try to engage with the characters, but they take themselves so seriously that this isn't easy. Clearly, director Waugh is much more interested in the cars than the people. So at least the driving scenes are visceral and sometimes thrilling in that choreographed stunt-driver sort of way. And they're notable because there isn't a digital effect in sight.

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Picture - Kid Cudi - GQ Men... Los Angeles California United States, Tuesday 12th November 2013

Kid Cudi - GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th November 2013

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