MIA recently blasted Lady Gaga when asked if the internet has destroyed the mythology around popstars. MIA replied:
“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’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….Gaga is derivative of literally everything that came before her.”
Well I have boat loads of respect for both women, but it is interesting to hear MIA’s take on the Gaga, and it’s a little food for thought.
I still love you Lady Gaga, and I still love you MIA! Explosions of amazing!!