Exclusive: Cassper Nyovest Want To Sue Kanye West R35.1 / $2.5 Million for stealing his Stage Concept
Our source reveal that Cassper Nyovest is busy consulting his lawyers to $2.5 Million (R35.1 Million ) sue American rapper Kanye West for Copying and stealing his original stage concept.
During a Saint Pablo show this past weekend (Oct. 15) in Edmonton, Kanye West called out those imitating his floating stage concept, saying, “This the original. Accept no imitations. You with the rap God right now. Niggas be copying my shit bro. Stealing our shit, stealing stages. Copying our shit one-to-one.”
Yeezus didn’t name any names, but South African rapper Cassper Nyovest has come forward to claim that he had the idea first, posting the above photo to Instagram writing,
“This is what we did last year.” He followed that up by tweeting the same image early Monday morning, writing, “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.”
This could very well be the case of two artists arriving at the same idea independent of one another, but Nyovest seems to have arrived there first, if his claims of last year hold true. While the image does look similar to Kanye’s suspended platform stage, there is a second detail that looks familiar: the text behind him. Strikingly similar to Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Latecover, the text behind Nyovest reads “If you’re reading this I made it” likewise in a handwritten font. The combination of these two elements makes for a head-scratching amalgamation of prior-associations.
Check Nyovest’s rebuttals to West above and below, with his mention of Orlando Stadium referencing a venue in Johannesburg.