In recent Entertainment News a lot of buzz has been circulating around the floating stage concept. Rapper Kanye West is currently using a floating stage while on his Saint Pablo tour, which kicked off on August 25th in Indianapolis. While performing in Edmonton, AB West begin to accuse performers of ripping off his idea to use a floating stage saying “This is the original, accept no imitation!” He went on to say people ” be copying our s**t bro. Stealin our s**t, stealin our stage.” Many believe that this was a shot at rapper Drake, who is from Canada. Drake used a floating stage during his Summer Sixteen tour. Though there have been no reports of Drake responding to this implied diss of him “stealing” the idea from West, another party has joined this tug of war for the right to claim the floating stage as their idea.
South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest said the floating stage idea originated from him. According to hypebeast.com, Nyovest said during his performance last year at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg he used a floating stage and posted the picture below on his Instagram page.
One thing is for sure, while all of these world renowned rappers are tugging at the right to claim the floating stage concept as their own, we must make note of the intense desire to be the originator of something great. Everyone wants to say they created something great; something that spread like fire throughout the world to make it a better place. With all things considered, this will inevitably inspire up and coming artists to put a stamp on the music business that is one of their own and that can not be duplicated, but only imitated.