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Tuesday
Oct232012

Lady Gaga’s Latest Twitter War

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- A South African rap-rave duo currently touring in the United States is gaining attention by engaging in a video war with Lady Gaga whom they find too conventional.

The band Die Antwoord recently released an outlandish Gaga-style video bashing the international pop star after she reportedly invited them to be her opening act on her upcoming tour in South Africa.

The video for the new single “Fatty Boom Boom” features a Gaga lookalike doing some sight-seeing in South Africa before being hijacked by gunmen, giving birth to a cricket, and eventually being eaten by a lion.  Before the video’s release, band members Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er told MTV they turned down Gaga’s request to tour with her.

“Our stuff is like f—— hardcore,”  said Ninja.  “It’s not like weak, superficial sh–. You know?”

Lady Gaga struck back on Twitter and Facebook pointing out Die Antwoord does not have a hit song while she has sold out concerts in South Africa.

“I fink you freaky but you don’t have a hit. Hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatsmysh–t,” wrote Gaga.

The rap duo replied on Twitter, “Lady… even tho u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u.”

Now that the video has been released in the United States, the Cape Town artists are defending themselves against accusations the video was racist and insensitive to people with eating disorders.  Yo-Landi Vi$$er appears in the video painted black.  She told South Africa’s Die Burger newspaper, “We don’t even know what blackface is.”

Vi$$er also said Gaga fans allege “Fatty Boom Boom” is a reference to Gaga’s recent weight gain after admitting she has an eating disorder.  Vi$$er denied the accusation and claims the song was written before Gaga gained weight.

Die Antwoord’s current U.S. tour includes stops in New Orleans, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform two stadium concerts in South Africa in November.

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Friday
Oct152010

O'Reilly, Behar Fuel 'View' Feud

Photo Courtesy - ABC(NEW YORK) -- Bill O'Reilly's feud with The View didn't end after Thursday's broadcast.

On his prime time Fox News show, O'Reilly stuck to the declaration he made on the ABC daytime talk show Thursday, that "Muslims killed us on 9/11" -- a statement that prompted Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to walk off The View's set.

"How did we get here?" he started.  "Were we attacked by Japanese extremists?  How did we get to this point?  Now the poll I cited was taken by CNN in August.  About 70 percent of Americans, as I said, agree with me on the ground zero mosque issue -- it's inappropriate."

"No one I know, no one, wants to insult Muslims," O'Reilly continued.  "But almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack.  The truth is that if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with America against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist.  But obviously, that is not happening.  I am not in the business of sugar-coating harsh realities."

Meanwhile, Behar reasserted that O'Reilly was out of line on Thursday night's edition of The Joy Behar Show, which airs on the Headline News Network.

"I was really angry.  I thought O'Reilly was saying ... something I construe as hate speech, frankly," she said.  "It upsets me, as you can see.  To say Muslims killed us on 9/11, is like ... you could say that about any group, to lump an entire group like that."

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