Kanye West & Kid Cudi's Stage Designer Speaks Out: "Lorde Wasn't The First"

Earlier this week, Grammy award-winning recording artist Lorde took to her Instagram with an accusation that has since gone on to seize headlines and spark debate about mental property within the leisure business. Comparing her 2017 Coachella stage which featured a clear, floating glass field to Kanye and Cudi’s Kids See Ghosts Camp Flog Gnaw efficiency this previous weekend, the New Zealand singer wrote, “I am pleased with the work I do and it is flattering when different artists really feel impressed by it, however do not steal – not from ladies or anybody else – not in 2018 or ever.”

Fans have been fast to level out the admittedly placing similarities between the stage designs consequently prompting dialogue about whether or not Lorde’s claims have been justified because the idea of a floating glass field has been utilized within the units of many artists earlier than. In an e-mail to the New York Times, John McGuire Trask House, the corporate that designed the Kanye and Cudi’s stage, revealed that the “Royals” singer “wasn’t the primary individual to make use of a floating glass field, she gained’t be the final. She doesn’t personal it, her designer didn’t invent it.” He added: “Cubes and floating aren’t new to Kanye West, stage design or structure. A fast google of floating glass field brings up many cases of suspended glass cubes.” 

As McGuire implied, influential artists corresponding to Justin Bieber, David Blaine, ASAP Rocky, and Kendrick Lamar have been identified to make use of related setups.