A contestant in the classic American game show, “Jeopardy!” is now making headlines for confusing rapper Kid Cudi and country singer Uncle Kracker.
— Ian Paul (@Pauleyyy3) November 28, 2018
In the episode, the clue that host Alex Trebek presented was: “Formerly Kid Rock’s DJ, this avuncular fellow has ranged from country-pop to rap-rock.” This was also accompanied by the picture of Uncle Kracker, whose real name is Matthew Shafer, and a giveaway word clue “avuncular.”
The eager contestant, Myra Guideng, immediately answered, “Who is Kid Cudi?”
However, this was the wrong answer and the 78-year-old host revealed, “Who is Uncle Kracker?”
Many seem to think that the root cause of all the confusion was probably the “kid” part in the clue, as speculated by TIME .The whole situation went viral on social media that the artist himself, Kid Cudi, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, posted his reaction on Twitter using emojis.
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) November 28, 2018