M.I.A. Slamming Lady GaGa, Ke$ha and 'Twilight'

April 08, 2010 04:22:35 GMT

Beside claiming that Lady GaGa and Ke$ha are not original, M.I.A. also shared she was lucky for not singing soundtrack for the vampire movie series.

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M.I.A. is not a fan of dance music singers Lady GaGa and Ke$ha as well as popular vampire movie series "Twilight". First, she said that she is not happy when being compared to GaGa, saying the "Poker Face" singer's music is not original enough.

"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!" she told NME. "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 f**king do! That's a talent and she's got a great team behind her, but she's the industry last's 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."

M.I.A. also blasted "Telephone" music video when quizzed about the necessity of record label, stating "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."

When answering question about reality singing competitions like "American Idol" and "The X Factor", she took aim at another colleague, Ke$ha. "I'm so bored by it already, people need to get over it. X Factor s**t's irrelevant. I'm more concerned by how someone like Ke$ha can so blatantly copy Uffie. Everyone's fine with it. Not a f**king lawsuit in sight," she lashed out.

Her last harsh criticism was addressed to Robert Pattinson-starring movie "Twilight". She stated, "They asked me [to do the soundtrack]. Luckily Jimmy [Iovine, chairmen of M.I.A.'s U.S. label Interscope] had beef with the 'Twilight' people, so he stepped in and told them to f**k off."


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posted by Me on Apr 09, 2014
GaGa and Kesha suck..yes..yes. Mia sucks just as hard. She rips off old rappers. She is terrible live. She has zero charisma. She wears stupid clothing...on and on. She's just pissed cause all her babies daddy's billions of dollars couldn't buy her actual stardom...or talent.
posted by dead Rappers now! on Nov 09, 2010
M.I.A is not a sellout. she's just gay herself like all the rap stars are in private its just that they gotta keep up the posing for the 12 year old schoolyard bullies who actually buy hip hop records and oh yeah 50 Cent and Kanye do make a sexy couple! See you at the VH1 awards! Peace!
posted by MIA ALL THE WAY on Nov 03, 2010
M.I.A is brilliant. Exactly what I was thinking!
posted by MIA Rocks on Nov 03, 2010
posted by MIA on Nov 03, 2010
posted by blad on Oct 29, 2010
mia shut your ugly black oily mouth already .. really.. ur so ugly girl. fix ur self jealous bitch
posted by Paula on Oct 19, 2010
Honestly, this just makes me love MIA more. It's like she took the words right out of my mouth.
posted by M.I.A all the way on Sep 08, 2010
Lady Gaga has ghostwriters, she don't write her own shit! Go do your research on that fake ass Gaga poser.
posted by poiz on May 27, 2010
lol mike 21 is clearly a fag
posted by mike 29 on May 27, 2010
fuck m.i.a... jealous cunt...
posted by ellomuthaefferheyhih on May 26, 2010
MIA. Shut. it. down. She's barely a one hit wonder. She got "Paper Planes" (that only hit no. 1 in the Electro charts and not the Billboards 100). Kesha and Gaga have more hits than she'll ever have. I like Uffie and Kesha. And I honestly don't believe they sound a like. It's effin' Electropop though. Seriously, if you're gonna make a comparison you have to do with every electropop musician in the business. MIA is burning a lot of bridges and she's predisposing herself to a very short career. And @Jagger, you can quantify records. You can't quantify "talent" and "creativity" enough to make an objective comparison. And if you argue the "don't compare these artists" card, then I have to refute by saying MIA brought this on herself when she doesn't give respect to people. On the topic of originality, MIA is far from that. I can argue that the only true originals were Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Beethoven, and Griots of Africa. "MIA's music certainly has far more creativity, originality, deep meaning and artistic talent than the likes of Gaga or Kesha could ever hope to achieve..." You speak with such misguided conviction. You can't say she's more creative, talented, and original. You can't even define it. How the hell are you going to argue an "absolute" with such illogical and obfuscated definitions. In conclusion, MIA has no right to discredit the work of others and claim her superiority over any other artist. She's an artist. As an artist, she part of a mosaic of the grand scheme of the world of art. And yes, that world also includes Lady Gaga, Kesha, Uffie, and Rihanna. These woman are in her industry and she must give the same respect they give her. She's just going to have to deal with it.
posted by Jagger on May 07, 2010
Also, did I mention that Time Magazine listed MIA as one of the 100 most influential people in the world? That's certainly a very impressive achievement for a non-mainstream underground artist. I'm not surprised either, as a number of mainstream American artists were already inspired by MIA long before she even became well-known in the US. It's qRihanna and Gaga are obvious examples of mainstream artists influenced by MIA.
posted by Jagger on May 07, 2010
@Sensible_1990 People like you are prime examples of what's wrong with music fans today. People like you don't care about real talent or creativity, but all you lot care about is superficial things like how many records an artist sells, how high they get on the charts, or how many awards they win. In other words, the only thing that matters to people like you is superficial popularity. No wonder music fans are seen today as nothing more than superficial sheep herd! MIA (an underground artist) may not be as popular or "mainstream" as Lady Gaga or Kesha, but MIA's music certainly has far more creativity, originality, deep meaning and artistic talent than the likes of Gaga or Kesha could ever hope to achieve! Gaga and Kesha are nothing more than superficial mainstream products imitating the same old kind of trashy music we've been listening to for years with no other purpose than for nightclub entertainment. On the other hand, MIA is an underground artist with real artistic talent and her own identity, creating experimental music that is entirely her own and using her music as a form of artistic expression. She travels across Asia and Africa to find rare tribal beats to incorporate into her music, creating original music that is uniquely her own. She writes, sings and produces her own music And she uses her music to make social and political statements about society and world politics. Whereas Gaga and Kesha music are only entertainment, MIA's music is real art.
posted by Matti on May 01, 2010
M.I.A is pissing me the hell off,she talkin about how Gaga had a burger in the video and shes making money and some shit like that, but when you think of it Gaga made more money in Telephone than M.I.A will ever have in her lifetime so she has to shut her dirty ass up and go take care of her kid. love,Matti
posted by yo232 on Apr 29, 2010
@ Arlene, she was not encouraging violence. she was making a statement about what some soldiers do to others in war-torn countries. MIA has a point to her songs and I will say it is better than all this other mess in music videos. but at the same time a true artist attacks an issue and not another person.
posted by g81 on Apr 28, 2010
M.I.A clearly needs to do a bit of research as she seems to have NO IDEA what constitutes a musician if she's giving herself the authority to put down Gaga. Gaga's music DOES reflect her beliefs; just because they're not spelt out like M.I.A tries to do by repeating vague political innuendos doesn't mean they don't exist - Lady Gaga focuses on art and subtleties - eg. look at her Bad Romance clip, yes it's arguably slutty (ARGUABLY, although I don't believe revealing clothing for an alternate sake to sex constitutes sluttiness) but she's metaphorically commenting on the nature of fame and comparing the corrupt nature of the Russian sex trade to the corrupt nature of the industry, and that just begins to scratch the surface on her stuff. M.I.A has absolutely no perception. BUT all that aside - just look at them live. Lady Gaga is one of the most amazing singers in the world; take any live acoustic version of Poker Face, Paparazzi, or Speechless (though she's done at least half her songs like this at least once) and you can see raw talent. MIA, in comparison, has a catchy beat or two, but she's TERRIBLE live, she CANNOT sing, and this comes out both live AND in her music itself, which sounds ridiculously edited, as it is. And to "meh", do some research before making assumptions - Gaga doesn't use Autotune, when you hear her sing live her pitch is absolutely perfect. As for Kesha... she's catchy, she gets in your head, but yes, she can't be much credited when you look at her live. Gaga however takes the pop world to a whole new dimension with her talent, whilst M.I.A can't sustain a note. As a political spokesperson I can respect M.I.A, but as a "musician" she just doesn't belong in the industry.
posted by M.I.A? on Apr 27, 2010
Who M.I.A? Ppl who associate with CIA? Honestly i have no idea.
posted by 1996 on Apr 12, 2010
Uncommon Sense, I passed my first Sat at 11 with a 780 and you're referring to ME as an idiot. Think about what you say before you speak. And by the way, no one likes an obnoxious person with a condescending attitude about them! Besides, no one of Gaga's associates really care about what YOU think, obviously!
posted by meh on Apr 12, 2010
unfortunately idiots who disagree with her probably have never heard of her until this article (which was brought to their attention via some lady gaga fan forum) truth is, gaga sounds like a drunk paris hilton when she speaks, sings 90s sounding eurodance hits with autotuned, and worst of all, thinks she's bjork. but hey, it's making her fuck load of money and there are millions of idiot fans following, it'd be happy if i was her even if i had to sellout. as for kesha, well, another great marketing triumph, the whole image is manufactured, doing only what they think kids these days think is cool, and booom, hit the jackpot, good job to the team behind kesha, and as much as i agree it's a complete uffie ripoff, i don't think they have enough solid evidence to sue kesha. twilight, fucking joke, that is all.
posted by MJ 4EVER RIP MY LOVE on Apr 11, 2010
OMG thank you M.I.A. I totally agree w/u but i do like gaga's music (i call her caca means sh*t) but im goin 2 c her in concert but her outfits in the beginning resembled Michael Jackson nd she uses glittery nd sparkly things like MJ did idk about kesha ya i spelled it w/ an s cuz she is gonna b a 1 hit wonder possibly at least i think she will b. plus kesha is so fake as is gaga. MJ was real nd his videos made sense nd he cared about the world he nvr should have been murdered Justice 4 MJ will come.gaga needs 2 b original same w/kesha nd their videos should actually oh i dnt kno actually make sense w/ their videos such fakes oh so is taylr swift she preaches that she was always left out nd hated being made fun of and constantly being bullied but yet thats wat shes doing 2 Joe Jonas she is such a hypocrite nd if u listen 2 her music its about revenge on guys "if u come around here my daddy's gonna show u how sorry u'll b puh-lease b*tch" they need 2 go out same w/justin binkie as i call him nd lil wanna-be (wayne) nd robert pattenfreak kristen stupid nd taylor loser nd the rest of dumb as f*ck twighlight i liked them b4 twilight (HP nd the goblet of fire, speak, nd sharkboy nd lavagirl). im surprised tho that M.I.A. shares the same views as me she better like Michael Jackson or she sux i think she would cuz she wants originality nd MJ was ALWAYS original (white glove white socks fedora the dances his songs his movies his videos *1 sparkly white glove socks could always b seen crotch grab THRILLER MOONWALKER*) he was original may he REST IN PEACE nd ppl leave my husband alone nd no im not crazy so stop saying i am. anyways bck 2 the original subject M.I.A was rite, so thnx she shares my views nd thank gawd she didnt do the soundtrack 4 the so stupid movie twilight movie otherwise i wouldnt like her anymore ie: paramore.
posted by UncommonSense on Apr 10, 2010
People are so stupid. Lady Gaga's what?Being popular doesn't have anything to do with how good you are.Cigarettes, careless sex, and drugs are popular but obviously they are not good. However, they are popular b/c majority of ppl are stupid so the mjaority makes stupid things popular.Lady Gaga is just a stupid person with a smart plan. Hitler was smart enough to control others but, did so for a really stupid reason (stupid ppl with smart plans). Gaga is a robot who will do anything to be popular, look how quickly she wore vampire fangs just b/c twilight got popular. She would not have worn them otherwise. Gays are getting more and more popular, so of course she is going to advocate. If killing gays was just as poular you would see how fast she would ditch the homo shit and hop on to whats popular. All of her fans are so ignorant and imbecilic. The fact that you are a gaga fan is proof that you won't be able to comprehend half of this anyway.
posted by 1996 on Apr 10, 2010
honestly, i don't really care but M.I.A. should be more focused on her crappy music than on other people. And FYI, Gaga's point is that you should be happy to be yourself- no offense, but in a world where women are dying at 22 b/c they wanna be like poles and considered "beautiful", i'd take Gaga any day over M>I>A>!
posted by Itsme! on Apr 10, 2010
Superior you have a complex! Why you so mad at Gaga tlaking about beariality, it makes you look pretty weird making shit up just because you are an angry homophobe. Sounds like you have some growing up to do, respect.
posted by Jada on Apr 09, 2010
WOW who the hell is M.I.A. Kesha and LADY gaga are way better then M.I.A. Kesha rocks because her free sperit and she dont give a fuck about you haters and Lady Gaga is just wild and crazy witch is a great thing. one thing i have to say is Fuck M.I.A your JELOUS you dont have to hide that you want to be them. we all know so dont be in danile.
posted by mo to tha willy on Apr 09, 2010
this is so hilarious that anyone could compare MIA to that Mr. Gaga. MIA puts political statements on dance beats and Mr. Gaga puts noise over noise. I'm not a huge fan of MIA, but I will listen to her music a MILLION times a day over Mr. Gaga!
posted by Johnxp on Apr 09, 2010
MIA you have no talent no one knows who you are so stop bashing on people just because your jealous of their talent and which ou were as great as them. lady gaga is way mor original than you dumb b***h
posted by OpenEyes on Apr 09, 2010
I totally agreee with Superior!!! I mean on everything. M.I.A does not encourage violence and she doesnt try to hop on other ppls tracks. If that person was referring to The lil wayne and various artists with the Swagger like us. CAUSE THEY DEFF SAMPLE FROM M.I.A!!! HER LYRICS&&BEATS ARE SICK! Only posers are interested in gaga's crap
posted by Superior on Apr 09, 2010
Free spirit?? lmao that's your excuse?....I rest my case with you kaka bitches. All your responses are lame like that. Or an on slot of "w.e cunt gaga is the best. no one does what she does. ppl can do what they want. it's called freedom"........shyyyyyt im out for real this time hahaha i need to go to bed. Laughing too hard over here.
posted by Superiorly mad on Apr 09, 2010
Why would you hate Gaga? Just because she does whatever she wants, a free spirit? What are you some hardcore consevative? LoL, haters make me laugh! Let MIA say what she wants, its her opinion that people respect, Im sure Gaga doesnt mind:|
posted by Superior on Apr 09, 2010
You gaga fans are so oblivious and stupid I almost take shame in addressing you. You haven't heard of M.I.A because her songs are real expression. Not glamorized rubbish. Your beloved Gaga is the self proclaimed fame monster. She has admitted over and over that she will do ANYTHING for fame. Send messages she doesnt believe in, wear clothes she doesnt want to wear, eat what she doesnt want to eat, perform with people she doesnt like. Whatever it takes to be popular. M.I.A is not a droid, she takes no ones orders. She couldnt give two fucks about popularity. She is offended someone would compare her quality music. To fagg pop sewage. Or credit someone for copying her style. No I'm not contradicting myself, more Half Gaga's music is COPIED, the "original" bits are just bullshit. And they obviously do compare her music to Gaga otherwise the interview wouldnt have taken place. morons. And As for Kesha...puh-leeeeaze. No talent what-so-ever and she most definitely did copy uffie. AND LADY KAKA JACKS ALL HER SO CALLED ORIGINAL FASHIONS AND VIDEOS FROM KERLI!!! FUCKTARDS. Don't expect you to know who Kerli is either since you only know what's bought up. Real Artist Can't Be Bought. (don't expect you fucks to understand that statement either) -sigh- wasting my time. SUPERIOR OUT!....Bitches.
posted by Flipp on Apr 09, 2010
Poor MIA with her opinions. Oh well, I like Gaga and thought I liked MIA lol. Now we will see an apology coming soon, why diss Gaga? Must not know somthin Im tellin ya. And if you got somethin to say about Gaga say it loud and proud, because it makes you feel better about yourself if only for a moment.
posted by R on Apr 09, 2010
Wow, and apparently Lady Gaga fans don't know how to write, because I can barely read the comments below me. Lady GaGa is nothing more than an advertisement. HOW is someone original because they wear clothing OTHER people design? GET A CLUE. People are such sheep!
posted by Becca on Apr 08, 2010
I guess I must be old, and out of touch, but who the hell is M.I.A.? Whoever she is, she really thinks she something!!
posted by gigibizet on Apr 08, 2010
wow, way to stay relevant M.I.A. unfortunately, it seems like someone's little green eyed monster is getting the best of her. hunny just accept that "someone younger and hotter is always coming down the stairs behind you"...
posted by gaga_rox on Apr 08, 2010
and btw lady gaga has never been compared to yu because yur a NOBODY!!!! just accept it.
posted by gaga_rox on Apr 08, 2010
when yu say that yur chairman jimmie steped in for yu so yu wouldnt have to do the soundtrack for twilight didnt yu say in the other paragraph that lady gaga should do things herself... well i dont see yu doing things for yurself... and yur just mad because lady gaga is more famous than yu will ever be and she doesnt have to sing on other peoples songs to get noticed unlike yu... P.S yur ugly and fake :)
posted by EDUK on Apr 08, 2010
posted by Arlene on Apr 08, 2010
If MIA's music is so great why isn't she more poplular. Her songs include the lyrics " all i want to do is [gunshot sounds] & take your money. As well as "some i murder some i let go. WOW. amazing role model you are. She has no right to judge others whilst she is encouraging violence.

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