Jake Paul wanted to make his Tyron Woodley fight in 2021 extra “Cleveland” by having Kid Cudi perform at the big event in his hometown … but he says there was just one issue that kept it from happening — the rapper’s “astronomical” asking price.
The Problem Child revealed his failed plans during his “BS With Jake Paul” podcast this week … when his conversation with guest Rich Paul led to the fellow Northeast Ohio native.
Jake brought up how he personally thinks Cudder doesn’t have much Cleveland pride … which is pretty uncommon for anyone from the area.
The boxer used one of his own experiences to back his stance … saying, “I tried to get him to perform at the Tyron Woodley fight just before I came out [to the ring], and he asked for like, an astronomical fee that was like, ‘F*** you.'”
Jake explained while he understands people have their price, he thought the moment would have meant much more to the city than any check he could write out to Cudi.
“I get it, but it’s like, this was like some s*** to tap in back with the city. Like, first event back from Covid.”
Jake’s cohost, Jasper, defended Cudi … saying if the roles were reversed, the YouTube superstar would charge his usual appearance fee, too.
But, Jake says that’s simply not true … claiming he always gives a hometown discount to anyone from the area — even doing some things pro bono.
Ultimately, Jake made his Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse entrance to MGK‘s “Till I Die” and Jeezy‘s “Put On” before beating Woodley via split decision … and it goes without saying, Cudi was not there.
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