A couple of days ago during his performance in Edmonton, Canada, Kanye West called out imitators who have been stealing his tour aesthetics.
“This the original, accept no imitations!” said West on stage. “You with the rap God right now.
“[Others] be copying our sh*t bro. Stealin’ our sh*t, stealin’ our stages. Copying our sh*t one-to-one.”
While Kanye didn’t exactly name names, many believed the outburst was targeted at Drake, who used similar overhanging lights during the latter’s summer tour.
Well in an ironic twist of fate, South African rapper Cassper Nyovest has turned the tables on Yeezy with one Instagram post. The image showed Nyovest on a floating stage last year, way before Kanye had his own.
Nyovest also took to Twitter saying: “Woke up to my name on American blogs about how I possibly stole kanye’s stage. We did this a year ago already. lol. Ya Neh.”
Woke up to my name on American blogs about how I possibly stole kanye’s stage. We did this a year ago already. lol. Ya Neh. pic.twitter.com/OEJcgrkVNo
— FillUpOrlandoStadium (@CassperNyovest) October 17, 2016
Social media users were also quick to mention that Usher had a similar configuration during his “OMG Tour” back in 2013.
Even Drake himself had a floating stage – albeit a circular one – during his” Would You Like a Tour” in 2013.
It’ll a wonder to see how Kanye gets out of this one. If he’s taking ideas from elsewhere, he probably shouldn’t be calling others out for doing the same.