M.I.A doesn't like Lady GaGa

Following Robyn's comments about Lady GaGa being less than a good musician, another pop pioneer M.I.A has come out attacking the Just Dance singer when she spoke to NME regarding labelmate, Lady Gaga. Yes, her labelmate!

Do we still need record labels?
Are they even interested in making money from music anymore? Lady Gaga plugs 15 things in her new video. Dude, she even plugs a burger! That’s probably how they’re making money right now - buying up the burger joint, putting the burger in a music video and making loads of burger money.

Do you think those programmes and the internet have destroyed the mythology around popstars?
I don’t know. Again, there’s Lady Gaga - people say we’re similar, that we both mix all these things in the pot and spit them out differently, but she spits it out exactly the same! None of her music’s reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is.

She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza music, you know? She’s not progressive, but she’s a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I fucking do! That’s a talent and she’s got a great team behind her, but she’s the industry last stab at making itself important - saying, ‘You need our money behind you, the endorsements, the stadiums’ Respect to her, she’s keeping a hundred thousand people in work, but my belief is: Do It Yourself.

How important are image and visuals to your music?
Very. But it’s not like “Haus of Gaga” (laughs). Me blindfolded with naked men feeding me apples and shit.



Paul said...

Indeed. And yes. To MIA. Gaga still leaves me cold, though I do like some of her music!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, some gansta wanna be nobody bitch dont like Gaga. How will the world ever get by.

Anonymous said...

ok NR 1 who is M.I.A and does she evenafford to insult lady gaga because i have heard that she uses violence in her videos to get some message trough...... JUST like the hundred of artist before he, its not like you need talent to do that u just need to THINK u do. = she is getting way out of hand

Anonymous said...

hahaha, m.i.a. fucking rocks. fuck Gag-a

Anonymous said...

Yaa M.I.A is awesome I agree lady gaga sucks

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious. M.I.A isn't even relevant anymore. I bet by know, she wants to kiss Gaga's ass since Gaga is more successful than she'll ever be.

Anonymous said...

mia is in no possition to talk about quality of music. her music was so bad she had to leave the UK. the girls here where going to knock her over. in the US u can make comments like that without any actions. UK will hunt you down. MIA you are a prime example that anyone can make it. you are garbage. you can't rap and your even worse live.