“Very. But it’s not like “Haus of Gaga” (laughs). Me blindfolded with naked men feeding me apples and ….”
is what M.I.A.’s response was to NME’s question in a recent interview. M.I.A. was asked, How important are image and visuals to your music?
M.I.A. goes on to comment about her style and music:
“None of her music’s reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is. She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza music, you know? She’s not progressive, but she’s a good mimic…. That’s a talent and she’s got a great team behind her, but she’s the industry’s last stab at making itself important – saying, ‘You need our money behind you, the endorsements, the stadiums.’ Respect to her, she’s keeping a hundred thousand people in work, but my belief is: Do It Yourself.”
– “In my opinion M.I.A. is right, Lady Gaga goes to far”