Just because M.I.A. been quiet musically doesn't mean she ain't got her opinions. And in a recent interview with the NME she shared some of them; dissing "Twilight," Ke$ha and Lady Gaga and killing all of our dreams in the process.
According to M.I.A., Gaga pimps the system. The fiercely political, politically active singer may have "sold out" in the past, but according to the "Paper Planes" pilot, it's always for a good cause. When she gets a fee to play a corporate show (even one for MTV), she claims the proceeds go towards, "building a school in Africa."
So she's got no time for what she sees as Gaga's brazen commercialization of her music, especially in the video for "Telephone."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."
M.I.A's no fan of Gaga's music either: "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... But she’s a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I f++++++g do!"
M.I.A. saves her last dart for the the "Twilight" franchise, claiming she dodged the bullet of having to contribute to the soundtrack when label boss Jimmy Iovine intervened and spared her from the chore. Who knew contributing to soundtracks was such a tough gig?
Interesting points all around. You can check out the transcript of the chat here. But it's really nice out and we'd rather ride out to the below video for "Boyz."
In her own words she said: Would you ever make a record for a Twilight 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 f*** off.