M.I.A and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. She performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.’s likeness. A life-size hologram of the British rapper joined Monae onstage with an original addition to her song “Q.U.E.E.N.” Wearing a spangled top and pants reminiscent of C-3PO, M.I.A. appeared to dance and sing, her image at times bathed in colored lights. Monae’s hologram sang a verse of M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” with her at New York’s SIR Stage 37.
“I think if you can have artists be a hologram and you can access it, and you have them life-size, in your house, it could be kind of cool,” M.I.A. said by phone. “It’s definitely cool for us and it’s cool for me. I could be in 10 places at once.”
The ladies are currently touring in support of their albums: Maya’s “Matangi” and Monae’s “Electric Lady”. Watch a 30 minute fan clip of the duo performing “Bad Girls” below.
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