M.I.A. must not have friends. If she did, someone would’ve warned her to never, ever, ever come for Queen Bey.
The British/Sri Lankan singer, who apparently didn’t learn her lesson from dissing Beyoncé before, recently did an interview with Attitude UK where she called out Mrs. Carter and a few more American singers – yet again.
She told the mag, “I’m fine with Madonna or Beyoncé or Rihanna being ‘inspired’ by my work. 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. 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?”
As for Queen Bey, M.I.A went on to suggest that Beyoncé’s route to international stardom was easy, saying, “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.”
Of course, the Beyhive didn’t let this one slide. After attacking the rapper, she took to Twitter to respond:
Does M.I.A have a point?