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South African Band Die Antwoord Reveals They Turned Down Tour With ‘S—-y Lady Gaga’

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Not everyone loves Lady Gaga, especially South African duo Die Antwoord. The group turned down the chance to tour with the Mother Monster (and arguably the biggest pop star on earth) because they think she’s, well, s—-y. Jeez, that’s not much of a thank you, now is it?

In a chat with MTV Canada, singer Ninja confidently stated, “Our stuff is like f—ing hardcore, like solid heavyweight! We want it to be like a secret mind f—. People are like, ‘What the f— is this?’ the first time they hear it. We like making pop music, but we like making hardcore music at the same time, mixing them, but they’ve got, like, soul. It’s not like weak, superficial s—. You know?”

Yes, we know. And the superficial s— they speak of? They’re referring to the likes of Gaga.

Die Antwoord even revealed that “Lady Gaga asked us to tour with her and we were like, ‘Um, no thanks.” Talk about as indie as it gets and a little rude, if we don’t say so ourselves.

The band revealed it left Interscope, home to many platinum-plus acts, like the aforementioned Gaga, when executives tried to transform them into something they’re not. “I think they though we were just like a weird, strange act, then like ‘Let’s just let them have their fun for a while, and then when it comes to their second album we’ll have them play games,’” Ninja said. “They were looking at Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas and that type of s—-y pop music, and were thinking we could like twist into that.”

We applaud Die Antwoord for remaining steadfast. But do they really need to trash and smash others in the process?

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