MIA is claiming that the Bob Marley tribute performance featuring guest appearances from Rihanna and Bruno Mars at the Grammys was based on a concept she created and that the Grammys stole her idea.
The singer posted an image on her Tumblr which shows her own stage concept consisting of rectangular green lights and yellow spotlights that appear to be identical to the set that was used at this year’s Grammy Awards show.
MIA took a screenshot of her show and one of the Bob Marley tribute performance and made a comparison image which she called MIA vs The System and went on to note that her live set had taken place at the Enmore theatre in Australia back in January.
The star then left a furious note on her Tumblr page, reading:
If you want to see the real thing or get it first, come to a MIA show
My ideas came from my life. My set was based on Tamil Hindu temple. Not Bob Marley.
It is slightly strange how the set used for the Bob Marley performance is almost identical to hers, but I’m not sure if ‘stolen’ is the word I would use.