Everything started after Ye and Cudi performed inside a floating glass box at Camp Flog Gnaw in Los Angeles on Sunday, and Lorde wasn’t happy about it. That’s because she used an identical-looking stage during her 2017 “Melodrama” tour.
“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,” wrote Lorde on her Instagram Stories. “But don’t steal. Not from women or anyone else. Not in 2018 or ever.”
It didn’t take long for people to discover that set designer Es Devlin came up with the stage idea, not the pop singer like she claimed.
Plus, Devlin and Ye have been working together since 2005, and she created the floating stage for the rapper’s 2016 “St. Pablo Tour.” Lorde also hired Devlin one year later, but sources say Kanye has never seen one of her shows.
Meanwhile, Ye and Cudi’s fans seemed to have fun communicating all of this to the pop singer, and they blasted her for trying rally women again them.
“Classic first world feminist who uses Kanye’s long time stage designer then tries to be woke and fails miserably. Pathetic,” someone wrote.
“Kanye is a megastar and Lorde isn’t even pulling 10 million monthly Spotify streamers,” another person tweeted. “I doubt he knows about a one hit wonder’s tour setup.”