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Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Lorde says Kanye West stole stage concept from her.

Lorde: Kanye West and Kid Cudi stole her set design 

After Kayne West and Kid Cudi performed in a floating, glass rectangular box at the Camp Flog Gnaw music festival over the weekend, singer/songwriter Lorde took to Instagram to say that they stole the design from her. “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,” she wrote. “But don’t steal — not from women or anyone else — not in 2018 or ever." According to Rolling Stone, the floating stage was created by Es Devlin and Lorde, and she debuted during her 2017 Coachella performance.

Jaden Smith says Tyler, the Creator is his boyfriend

Also at the Camp Flog Gnaw music festival in Los Angeles over the weekend, Jaden Smith — the 20-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — excitedly announced on stage that fellow musician Tyler, the Creator is his boyfriend. “I just wanna say Tyler, the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so (expletive) much,” Smith said in a video recorded by a fan, Page Six reports. “And I wanna tell you guys something. I wanna tell you — Tyler doesn’t wanna say, but Tyler’s my (expletive) boyfriend!” Smith went on to say that Tyler, the Creator, who was in the audience, has been Smith’s boyfriend “my whole (expletive) life … it’s true!” Tyler, meanwhile, was reportedly in the crowd giving a hand signal to indicate what Smith was saying wasn’t totally true. 

Big Sean’s charity donated $10,000 to Wayne State program

The Sean Anderson Foundation has donated $10,000 to Wayne State University’s HIGH Program, which stands for Helping Individuals Go Higher. This is the third gift from the foundation, which is a project of Detroit rapper Big Sean, whose real name is Sean Anderson. He’s previously donated $15,000 in 2017 and $25,000 in 2016. 

Chris Cornell tribute concert planned in Los Angeles

Bandmates, fans and contemporaries of late singer Chris Cornell will pay tribute to the Soundgarden frontman at a concert Jan. 16 at the Forum in Los Angeles. “I am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” is scheduled to include performances by members of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, plus performances by Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams and others. Jimmy Kimmel is set to be the host. “We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world.  We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans,” said his widow, Vicky Cornell.  Tickets go on sale Friday via Ticketmaster. Friday also is the release date for “Chris Cornell: An Artist’s Legacy,” a career-spanning album and deluxe box set. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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