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M.I.A. calls out Lady Gaga

on April 07, 2010, 3:12pm
“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.”

— M.I.A. uses her recent interview with NME (via MOG) to sum up Lady Gaga’s career. I’m going to assume the former won’t consider the latter’s upcoming album “the anthem of our generation.”

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