Kanye West Calls Out Rappers for Stealing His Stage Design
Kanye West always has something original in place for his tour experiences, whether it be a unique addition to the set, a trippy visual backdrop or a shit load of extras. His Saint Pablo Tour has been no different with West breaking out his floating stage (it’s actually a suspended stage if we are being technical, but hey). Apparently some other artists are trying to run with his ingenious idea.
Yeezy performed a show last night (Oct. 15), where he called out people for trying to steal his wave. “This the original. Accept no imitations,” he said, looking down on the crowd. “You with the rap God right now. Niggas be copying my shit bro. Stealing our shit, stealing stages. Copying our shit one-to-one.”
West has been on the road on tour since late August in support of his latest album The Life of Pablo. The tour had been cruising along without a hitch until his The Meadows Festival set was cut short due to Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint, earlier this month.
Robbers posing as police made Kim K run the jewels in a Paris hotel room. According to the BBC, five men dressed in police uniforms and ski masks forced the Hotel Poutales concierge at gunpoint to lead them to Kim’s hotel room at about 2:30 a.m.. There, they put a gun to her head, tied her up and locked her in the bathroom. They then stole a ring worth about $4.5 million as well as a box containing up to $6.7 million worth of jewelry.
After making sure his baby is okay, the show must go on. In total, West will hit up over 40 cities. The lengthy jaunt will end a couple days before Christmas in Auburn Hills, Mich.
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