Did Kanye West & Kid Cudi Rip Off Lorde's Stage Design?
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The singer claims she came up with the idea first.
Lorde took to Instagram stories on Monday (November 12th) to accuse Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing her floating glass box idea. Kanye and Cudi, who performed as Kids See Ghostsfor the first time over the weekend, used the levitating glass box at the 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw festival in LA.
The singer posted a picture of their set from their performance on Sunday night (November 11th) along with her own set design as a comparison. The two boxes are pretty similar. In the caption, she wrote:
I'm proud of the work I do and it's flattering when other artists feel inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves. But don't steal – not from women or anyone else – not in 2018 or ever.
\u201cit appears Lorde has seen Kanye\u2019s new Kids See Ghosts stage \ud83d\udc40\ud83d\udc41\ud83d\udc40\u201d— Joe Coscarelli (@Joe Coscarelli) 1542059022
Lorde has used the set in many of her performances throughout her Melodrama world tour. The floating stage also made an appearance during her 2017 Coachella performance.
Kanye has also employed the use of a floating stage during his Saint Pablo Tour in 2016.
\u201cLorde calls out Kanye West for stealing her box stage idea: A few hours ago, controversy arose when Kanye West and Kid Cudi performed on a floating stage, a replica of Lorde\u2019s - a female artist\u2019s - North American Tour staple.\n(via lordemusic\u2019s instagram stories)\u201d— the lorde scene (@the lorde scene) 1542056153