M.I.A. Suggests Rihanna, Madonna And Beyoncé Took Her Sound Without Acknowledging Her Influence
Guess British/Sri Lankan singer M.I.A didn’t learn the first time she came for Beyonce… The singer recently did an interview with Q Magazine where she revisited her beef with American pop singers, including Queen Bey.
Here are the quotes via Attitude UK:
“I’m fine with Madonna or Beyoncé or Rihanna being ‘inspired’ by my work”, she told the publication. “But I would like them to then go, ‘Yeah, this immigrant who came out of nowhere influenced us, so maybe not all of them are f**king terrible.”
The 41-year-old continued: “They don’t even think like that. They go ‘Yeah, maybe me stealing the stuff says she’s all right. She should be thankful we’re stealing it’.
“But sometimes you just think, ‘F**k, I have to pay some bills,’ you know?’”
British-born M.I.A, who grew up in Sri Lanka, went on to suggest that Beyoncé’s route to international stardom was easy, adding: “Beyoncé comes from the school of Michael Jackson-ness. Where the family built an entire world to support you. From when you were a child. I never had that luxury.”
If that don’t sound just like a hater we don’t know what else to call it. M.I.A. doesn’t know about the bankruptcies they went through and fortune Mathew and Tina spent trying to help their daughter, that’s unfortunate but we are pretty sure thanks to the BeyHive she’s gonna learn today!
There’s also this tweet but it doesn’t seem like she REALLY wants it with Bey or her fans. M.I.A. typically makes great arguments about the way immigrants and the underclass are treated, she just seems to be misdirecting her anger this time. Maybe attack the system and not other artists?
What do YOU think?