Rapper also lays into US TV presenter Oprah Winfrey for giving her the 'cold shoulder'
Maya Arulpragasam vented her anger after Winfrey apparently gave her the cold shoulder at this year’s Metropolitan Ball in New York.
“[Winfrey] made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gaga about how she is helping Americans to be the best of themselves,” MIA explained. “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 fucking Upper East Side to a fucking performing arts school and onto a stage at the museum of fucking wherever. That journey’s about four miles.”
She also said she was angry with the TV presenter for her attitude towards her at the bash.
“Oprah seemed like she was giving me the cold shoulder,” MIA told Time Out. “She was with [David Bowie‘s wife] Iman. Iman was always dancing with me, hugging and kissing me, but Oprah seemed really pissed off with me.”
The rapper and singer previously accused Gaga of ripping off the work of artists like Madonna and Grace Jones, calling her “a good mimic”.