There are a few things that you kinda sorta don’t do when you’re a famous person, and one of those things is “shit talk Oprah”. You know, because she’s kinda one of the most powerful humans on the planet and she can make or destroy you. Well, you wanna know who doesn’t give a fuck about that? M.I.A., duh. Because she’ll take down anyone.
M.I.A. and Oprah supposedly had a bad encounter at a recent event where the talkshow host was making a speech about the cultural significance of Lady Gaga. According to M.I.A., both of those things are a bunch of BS:
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 pissed 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.
Damn. If that’s true about Oprah, I can’t say I disagree. M.I.A. makes me mad uncomfortable sometimes, but in a better way than Lady Gaga does. And you know, that is kinda true about Gaga just being some Upper East Side bitch named Stephanie with a wig on.
But like, don’t be upset when you’re not on the Favorite Things list this year, Maya.