As fans know, Kanye West and Kid Cudi performed together at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival under the name Kids See Ghosts, which is also the title of their joint album. Following the said performance, singer Lorde decided to slam the duo for ‘stealing’ her set design!
The Royals star took to her Instagram account to share a couple of pics that were meant to show how similar her own tour set last year and the one at Coachella were to Ye and Kid’s one at Camp Flog Gnaw.
Indeed, the pics show that in both instances there was a suspended see-through enclosed stage.
While Lorde can be seen standing in front of the transparent box, on the ground, both Kanye and Kid Cudi were inside it and that’s where the differences end.
— The Wests (@kuwthewests) November 12, 2018
Despite the fact that Lorde did not name drop Kanye or Kid Cudi, posting the pictures on her social media says everything about her intentions.
In a passive-aggressive manner, Lorde wrote: ‘I’m proud of the work I do and it is flattering when other artists are inspired by it, to the extent that they try it themselves. But do not steal—not from women or anyone else—in 2018 or ever.’ Yikes!
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Lorde is known for her fearless statements, sometimes political as she is never scared to speak her mind.
For instance, while at the Grammys this year, there was a piece of paper attached to her dress’ back that read: ‘Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, because the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstances can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors. The old and the corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can finally triumph. Opposition identifies and isolates the enemy. Conflict of interest has to be seen for what it is.’
The politically-charged statement was a quote from artist Jenny Holzer.
Do you think Kanye and Kid Cudi were actually inspired by Lorde’s stage set or was it just a coincidence?