M.I.A is a very opinionated lady and when she doesn’t like something or someone, she isn’t afraid to let them (or the world) know. The New York Times recently did an interview with the London rapper, where she believed she was completely misrepresented. Since then she’s pretty much been on a little bit of a war path with the publication. Oh and she also had some more words to say about Lady Gaga:
“You know for me it was about the fact that I said, ‘Fuck The New York Times‘, quite a few times and it was written about and then in the article it was ignored, when that was what was interesting. So why would they put me on the cover of The New York Times? That question was really interesting to me, she (journalist) didn’t really explore it, she just took a cheap shot. For the first time you have the tools to fight back. Imagine if Amy Winehouse and Lindsay Lohan and all these people were able to fight back using the internet, because you can. The New York Times was going to try and discredit my words and my experiences. I think you know what? I might have been a bit impulsive, but I think what we have found [is] a new way to deal with news.”
“Lady Gaga is someone who lives completely within [the industry]. That’s what you can get if you say ‘yes.’ I would have those outfits on and my hair would look like that and those are the songs I would sing. Everybody else on my label’s budget would get cut in order for my Grammy performance with Elton John to be banging.”
M.I.A’s one f my favourite artists and I can’t wait to hear the new album. To me she is the definition of a real artist. I totally get her ‘beef’ with The New York Times, but I think by now we all know not to compare her to Gaga anymore, as the two ladies are so different musically. We deffo get the point, so I think it’s time to leave lil Gaga alone now.