Lorde sends a message after she believes her stage design idea was stolen.
Coming out of this weekend, there were a few things that people were discussing from Camp Flog Gnaw. The declaration that Jaden Smith and Tyler, The Creator are “boyfriends” is likely the most shocking moment from the festival. Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s joint performance as Kids See Ghosts generated a ton of buzz as it marked their first live performance since the album dropped. Videos and photos of their show are making their way all over the internet and one person, in particular, wasn’t too pleased with their stage design.Cudi and Ye performed inside of a floating glass rectangle, allowing the two to move freely throughout the enclosure. It was pretty neat to see it all go down as they seemingly had lots of fun during the performance. Lorde has officially spoken out to accuse the two of stealing her ideas, referencing the similarities between her Coachella stage and their Camp Flog Gnaw design. “I’m proud of the work I do and it’s flattering when other artists feel inspired by it,” wrote the New Zealand singer. “But don’t steal – not from women or anyone else – not in 2018 or ever.” Obviously, Kanye has been working with floating stages since before Lorde began her tour this year. His stage design has been recreated several times since his Pablo tour run so her remarks are a little confusing. Yes, the sets are extremely similar. However, can ideas not be restructured and reused?
The accusations were made on the artist’s Instagram story, which has many divided on how to react. Kanye and Cudi have not yet commented. Whose side are you on?