Die Antwoord blasts Lady Gaga in outrageous new "Fatty Boom Boom" video

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      Apparently one does not simply invite Die Antwoord to be one's opening act on a major arena-headlining tour. At least not without consequences, as Lady Gaga has discovered.

      Back in March, the South African rap crew was telling anyone who would listen that its former label, Interscope, had approached it with the opportunity to open for Gaga, who is apparently a Die Antwoord fan. The admiration is clearly not mutual. Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja turned the offer down, and the latter explained his decision by saying that Die Antwoord's music is not "weak, superficial shit".

      This was evidently not all he had to say on the matter, as the new video for "Fatty Boom Boom" makes clear. There's a Lady Gaga look-alike in it, but that's as much as I'm going to say. Wouldn't want to give away any spoilers. Watch it below.

      Gaga's response, via Twitter (see above), has been relatively restrained so far, with the Mother Monster merely noting that her ticket sales in South Africa have been just fine without Die Antwoord on the bill.




      Oct 17, 2012 at 4:48pm

      wow, that was arrogant and ignorant. i can understand hating gaga, but that video just make them look lame.


      Oct 17, 2012 at 7:44pm

      Die Antwoord are fail. They were interesting for a few minutes many years ago. Their 'flow' is junk.

      I'm not a fan of pop music but Lady Gaga is pretty good as way as mindless club music goes. She at least doesn't lip synch or have all her songs written for her. Her lyrics are also a lot more impressive than 'kick you in the junk' Die Antwoord fail flow.


      Oct 17, 2012 at 8:27pm

      wait, i take that back.

      die antwoord are infinitely more interesting than lady gaga, also they aren't shilling their own perfume

      the last best original film i saw came out of south africa too. original as in never ever done before, not a hommage, prequel, reboot or garbage stereotypical characters

      Wow seriously?

      Oct 17, 2012 at 8:37pm

      They could have just said no thank you (Canadian here). That video sucked a big fatty as far as I'm concerned. I don't think Gaga is the best thing out there either, but even I can't help but love her to some extent.


      Oct 17, 2012 at 9:47pm

      lady gaga die antwoord...same shitty music.


      Oct 18, 2012 at 12:36am

      Was a big fan...

      Until this tactless, fuckery excuse for a music video.


      Oct 18, 2012 at 9:08am

      Lot of drones in here. Gaga is crap.


      Oct 18, 2012 at 9:55am

      1) as a music video, it is rare to find one is so compelling in this post-YouTube age.

      2) an awfully mean reply to an offer most 'professional' musicians only dream about ?

      3) What was that bug retrieved from Ms. Gaga and does it have some symbolic significance in SA culture? It didn't look like a cockroach, so I am a bit mystified?

      4) I tend to think of Die Antwoord as a better version of Atari Teenage Riot with a stage show inspired by EARLY John Waters -- so not a big fan, but I enjoy tracks from SOS occasionally on the playlist.

      5) Bruce Norris would certainly have issues with the gal's make up

      David Johnson

      Oct 18, 2012 at 10:54am

      DA's vid is hilarious! Colorful, exciting and full of satire. DA always comes up with a new way to entertain that hasn't been done before. Lady Gaga has never impressed me with her "style" or music. She is just a Madonna wanna-be and copies her to no end. Everyone keeps saying that Die Antwoord is a flash in the pan, but they keep coming out with better and better tunes and vids. I have a feeling they can be around a long time if they want to. Lady Gaga has had her 15 minutes of fame.


      Oct 18, 2012 at 11:38am

      I didn't know in South Africa they call a traffic light a 'Robot'.
      Learn sumptin new everyday.
      We could use that 3 piece outfit to help us cheer on the Caps against Portland this Sunday.....yippee ki-yay muthafu....