M.I.A. Double-Disses Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey

By: Celebuzz / July 23, 2010

M.I.A. is getting to be pretty efficient with her trash-talking. The controversial “Paper Planes” singer, who earlier this year raised eyebrows by dismissing Lady Gaga as a Madonna rip-off, has once again taken a public swipe at the Pantless One—and this time she’s thrown in a jab at beloved talk-show host/one-woman empire Oprah Winfrey for good measure.

During a recent interview with Time Out magazine (via 411mania), the British songbird recounted a chilly encounter with Winfrey, and dismissed the media mogul’s praise of the “Poker Face” chanteuse:

“Oprah seemed like she was giving me the cold shoulder. She was with Iman (Bowie). Iman was always dancing with me, hugging and kissing me, but Oprah seemed really p*ssed off with me. Also she made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gaga and about how she (Lady Gaga) is helping Americans to be the best of themselves. There’s millions of other Americans who represent that for me. Is (it) about numbers? About how much you’re selling? Is it truly about the journey? Because (Lady Gaga’s) journey isn’t that difficult: to go from the f*cking Upper East Side to a f*cking performing arts school and on to a stage at the museum of f*cking wherever. That journey’s about four miles.”

It remains to be seen how far M.I.A. will have to journey in order to avoid the wrath of Oprah’s rabid fan base, after they get wind of this. Oh, and speaking of “Paper Planes” …


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