Lorde Calls Out Kanye West & Kid Cudi for Their Similar Stage Design: 'Don't Steal'

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Lorde performs at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England on June 23, 2017.

On Monday (Nov. 12), Lorde took to Instagram to accuse Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing the stage idea she used on her Melodrama Tour and at last year's Coachella.

The singer posted pictures on her Instagram story of the suspended stage from her 2017 Coachella performance, as well as pictures of West and Cudi’s similar levitating platform at their Kids See Ghosts performance at Camp Flog Gnaw in Los Angeles on Sunday. Lorde pointed out that West copied the floating stage that had become an artistic staple in her recent live performances.

“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,” Lorde captioned one of the images. “But don’t steal - not from women or from anyone else - not in 2018 or ever.”

Lorde has previously referred to West as her “idol,” and the two even collaborated on a remix of her song “Yellow Flicker Beat” together in 2014. More recently, Lorde covered West’s “Love Lockdown” and “Runaway” while on her Melodrama Tour in his hometown of Chicago in March, telling the audience, “It must be nice to come from the same place as Kanye West.”

Check out Lorde’s Instagram story below, via Twitter.


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