M.I.A. is taking on the system, as she is wont to do, in her Stealing Log 2013. The first entry calls out the Grammys, as the singer claims the stage set-up for the awards show’s Bob Marley tribute was a rip-off of her rig from a concert the previous month in Australia.
The Marley tribute, which featured Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting, among others, certainly used neon lights in squares and other sharp geometric angles like M.I.A.’s stage. But, I dunno. What are the odds the Grammy set designers saw an M.I.A. show in Oz, then decided to rip it off in a month’s time? It seems more likely that this is a case of M.I.A. being her usual paranoid self.