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'Don't steal - not from women or anyone else' - Lorde accuses Kanye West of copying set design

Kiwi artist Lorde has called out US rapper Kanye West for  appearing to copy the set of her Melodrama shows in performances of his own.

West played alongside Kid Cudi in a rectangular glass box suspended above the stage at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles over the weekend, similar to ones used in Lorde's ongoing world tour.

Ella Yelich-O'Connor has taken to Instagram, posting photos of the sets' similarities.

"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."

The comments were a rare reaction from the New Zealand pop star, who recently withdrew her social media presence.

The singer's lengthy Melodrama world tour wraps up with show at the Popload Festival in Brazil and Corona Capital event in Mexico this weekend.

The Kiwi superstar's see-through shipping container was used during her Melodrama world tour. Source: Seven Sharp