Lorde Accuses Kanye and Kid Cudi of Stealing Her Stage Design

Sunday night time, Kanye West and Kid Cudi made their dwell debut as Kids See Ghosts, acting at Tyler the Creator’s competition Camp Flog Gnaw in California. Kanye botched some lyrics from their collaborative album and did some, uh, interpretive dancing, all of which occurred inside a large rectangular glass field not not like the one Lorde carried out inside for her final tour. Lorde seen the copycat cubes and isn’t joyful within the slightest. She has shared images evaluating the similarities on her Instagram Stories, mentioning that she first debuted hers at Coachella 2017, and accused each Kanye and Kid Cudi of theft. “I’m pleased with the work that I do and it’s flattering when different artists really feel impressed by it, to the extent that they select to strive it on themselves,” she wrote. “But don’t steal — not from ladies or anybody else — not in 2018 or ever.”

Lorde’s stage, conceptualized by TAIT, was designed particularly for Lorde’s Coachella efficiency then replicated for her Melodrama Tour. Like hers, Kanye and Cudi’s stage not solely levitated however shifted angles and moved. Kanye has beforehand carried out from the air, rapping solely from his groundbreaking floating stage for his Saint Pablo tour, the final time he toured earlier than being hospitalized in 2016, slicing that run quick. Meanwhile, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, ahem, lifted mentioned floating stage for his or her On the Run II Tour this 12 months, and Drake did his personal, extra stationary model. All of which is to say, any individual’s bought some ‘splainin’ to do.