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Lorde calls on people to stop stealing from women after accusing Kanye of ripping off her stage

Let’s examine the receipts.

HELL HATH NO fury like a Lorde scorned.

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Earlier this week, the ‘Royals’ singer called out Kanye West and Kid Cudi over their stage design at Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival.

She handily put some side-by-side comparisons up on her Instagram Story, if you’d like to see for yourself.

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Tagging the pair directly, Kanye and Kid Cudi directly, saying “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.”

As it turns out though, all artist share a set designer, visual aritst Es Devlin. She designed Lorde’s staging for her tour back in March, as well as coming up with Kanye and Kid Cudi’s stage for Camp Flog Gnaw.

So, can she really say the lads ripped her off, when the issue is with the designer? Fans have attempted to tag her in the comments of the above post, but she hasn’t responded yet. Neither have Kanye or Kid Cudi, so we’ll have to wait and see where this goes.

UPDATE: Devlin has now responded to the claims, saying she did not design the Kids See Ghost set for Kanye and Kid Cudi. You can read her full response in the post below.

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CARMEN by Georges Bizet , English National Opera 2007. . In Act 3 of Carmen, Jose decides to leave the rules and formal certainty of the army in search of liberation: The quest means un-mooring oneself from the known and risking anarchy, chaos, loss of identity. The idea of a floating glass box of course is not in any way new and the geometry precedes all of us. The form finds another layer of resonance in each new context. I did not design the recent Kids See Ghosts performance: I worked with Lorde on the design for her Coachella performance : I admire both and see no imitation at work here: I think the more interesting point is that both artists, responding to our dis-jointed times, are being drawn to this gesture of the fragile floating room: the world un-moored from gravity : where the rules of civilisation and identity as we have known them may soon no longer apply.

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