M.I.A. Says the Grammys Stole Her Set Design

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M.I.A. performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show
M.I.A. performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

“>>>IM KEEPING A STEAL LOG THIS YEAR HERE THE ONE FOR JAN/FEB,” noted shit-starter M.I.A. tweeted this morning, with a link to a photo collage titled “M.I.A. vs. the System.” The entry in question shows a January 2013 M.I.A. set alongside the backdrop from the Bob Marley tribute at this year’s Grammys — and yes, the laser-light boxes do look sort of similar. On the other hand, you don’t see the Laser Portraits people accusing the Grammys of plagiarism.

M.I.A. Says the Grammys Stole Her Set Design