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M.I.A. Slams Labelmate Lady GaGa!

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M.I.A. recently gave some very candid opinions to NME regarding Lady GaGa and Twilight!

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.

Would you ever make a record for a Twilight soundtrack?
They asked me. Luckily Jimmy [Iovine, chairmen of M.I.A.’s US label Interscope] had beef with the Twilight people, so he stepped in and told them to fuck off.

Can't say we agree with her take on GaGaLupe!!!!!

What do U think about M.I.A.'s statements???

[Image via AP Images.]

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416 comments to “M.I.A. Slams Labelmate Lady GaGa!”

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  1. 401

    Whiny B!tch is a HYPOCRITE!
    Tweet RT!

    RT @_M_I_A_ you so bothered by the product placement why did "Paper Planes" have Ipod TV AD and Pineapple Express ads? #MIAFAIL

  2. 402

    OMG I can't breath! M.I.A. is absolutely 200% CORRECT. Gaga is a sell-out….anyone who stoops to product placement in videos IS NOT AVANTE GARDE, OR CREATIVE, OR ARTISTIC. Go M.I.A.!!

  3. 403

    Finally a decent post Mario. Now M.I.A is clearly off topic in this interview. She brings up Gaga for no reason. Clearly she's bitter because of her current success. As for M.I.A's success….well let's say her career was flushed down the toilet before it began. Paper Planes is probably her only popular single and even that isn't much of a song. As for all the people who say she's correct and has a point you're all clouded by your own hate for Gaga that you do not notice that M.I.A is off topic and spewing nonsense. Good mimic my ass. If you want a good mimic look at stanking Madonna. She's copied styles all her career. And if you want another one look at your beloved Xtina. She even copied Gaga's style. M.I.A is talking about successful artists in this article and she's bashing Gaga because she is at the front of the line right now. As for M.I.A, she is in no position to talk. She's not even yesterdays news. More like never even recorded in the paper.

  4. 404

    she really had to talk about lady gaga through the whole interview???? she's just friggen jealous! i've never liked her! i don't think she has a ounce of talent in her! lady gaga is awesome!!!!! m.i.a. is just a dumb bitch!!!! and very very very jealous of the gorgeous gagaloo!!!!

  5. 405

    M.I.A ain't hating, she's just being real.
    Can't handle the truth? Well suck on it ;)

  6. 406

    Re: ltncollege84 – You never heard of M.I.A ’cause you obviously don't know much good music.

  7. 407

    M.I.A. is one to talk about selling out, especially since "Paper Planes" was one of the most omnipresent songs that appeared in films the last couple of years. She's also exaggerating the number of product placements in the video, and the burger to which she is referencing wasn't even a real burger franchise.
    Lady Gaga may have a lot of people in the industry backing her up, but she also works her ass off, almost too much, IMO. So what if her music isn't progressive–neither was Grace Jones or Madonna's.

  8. 408

    its true how gaga's videos are full with propagand! but i love gaga i mean i see her videos for who she is and i am amazed with the shit she comes up with but i dont go out there and buy a burger or mayo like a fucking zombie.

  9. 409

    I have followed M.I.A. for 6 years now. I would say this is NOT jealousy. I don't think M.I.A. is afraid to fail. She had a slower start to the mainstream but she really didn't care. She's always done her own thing, she seems to be multifacitated with her talents, music, design, etc. She did do it all on her own her own way. Now Lady Gaga is loads of fun, but the two are so different. I agree with MIA. Lady Gaga is a walking billboard. Always in designer, the product placement is sooo sell-out. Gaga got fame through pop. NOT HARD. MIA sings about things she knows and makes political statements, unlike Gaga whos about Sex, Drinking, Fame, and Money. Britney was a mega superstar and she cant even sing. Gaga is very talented but took the easy way, and takes herself waaaaaay too seriously. She's awkward in interviews, and doesn't have much personality, just big words, and rarely makes any sense. TEAM M.I.A.

  10. 410

    Re: xoxo_anonymous
    hell ya she is!
    gotta love M.I.A.

  11. 411

    i like MIA dont get me wrong but im gugu for GAGA most deffenitly, I dont think anyone will be able to catch up to her artistic sense of her own person. No one is as aloof yet passoinate and open about themselfs as Lady Gaga so seriously if shes getting paid for being herself good job bitch! I honestly think any negitive commentes about Gaga need to go down the drain and MIA needs to absolutely get over herself.

  12. 412

    Lady gaga's start was when she was in school. she has talent and it doesnt just pop people out if there not born with the sliver spoon in there mouth so honestly Gaga's start to main streem took forever. just when she hit big SHE HIT HUGE. no one can say anything negitive about that

  13. 413

    Fuck MIA !

    She's Just JEalous Cuz That Bitch Only Came Out With One Hit And Then Disappeared !

  14. 414

    I'm not a fan of Lady Gaga's image but I do like her music, I don't know how much she is an artist and how much she is a performer, but her songs are pretty catchy and even though I think music should make the artist and not image who are we to criticize her??? She hasn't hurt anyone. Oh and I don't think her music goes with the Twilight soundtracks.

  15. 415

    Bitch is trippin on acid!, how can she talk about Gaga like that?, bitch is jelaous she doesnt have fans like Mamma Monster does!

  16. 416

    ok , so it DOES look like M.I.A. is attacking GAGA .
    i like MIA , i like her music but not as much as GAGA .
    ok , GAGA does things others have done before but
    GAGA refined music today .

    i mean , c'mon , when does MIA sell tickets for $400 & have them sell out ?

    YEAH . . . NEVER .

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