Die Antwoord, Gaga fans in Twitter war

2012-03-14 09:14
Leighton Koopman
Cape Town - Many fans think it was foolish of Die Antwoord to say no to the opportunity to tour with pop diva Lady Gaga.

Others think Lady Gaga's music will have a bad influence on the group.

According to lead singer Ninja, the Cape Town zef rap group said no, and will not accompany Gaga on her Born This Way tour. The tour starts in April in Seoul, South Korea.

'Shitty' pop group

In a recent interview with MTV News, Ninja and Yo-Landi revealed that many strange things have been happening, including being asked to tour with Lady Gaga. According to the group, they said no to Lady Gaga because they see themselves as being on a different level than her.

"Lady Gaga asked us to tour with her and we were like, um, no thanks," said lead singer, Ninja.

The zef rappers are currently touring Australia.

They went on to claim that they left their previous record label, Interscope Records, because they tried to change them into a "shitty" pop group in the mould of Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas.


Twitter was buzzing over the "invite" which Die Antwoord declined. Fans of Lady Gaga immediately made themselves heard as the news spread.

"Die Antwoord says no to tour with Lady Gaga, why? Because she's not zef enough and doesn't use the p-word in every second sentence?" a Lady Gaga fan tweeted.

Another fan tweeted: "So Die Antwoord decline the offer to tour with Lady Gaga :/ ..IDIOTS!!"

A fan of Die Antwoord tweeted: "Lady Gaga must feel dumb after Die Antwoord said no to her."

"Die Antwoord turns down touring with Lady Gaga. Are we REALLY convinced their stupidity is just an act?" tweeted Capetonian @DiscordianKitty

Another user @AusiDineo said: "Let me get this right: Die Antwoord turned down Lady Gaga because her music(according to them) is weak, superficial sh*t?...self-hate much?"

Watch Die Antwoord's interview with MTV here:


  • Martin - 2012-03-14 09:55

    haahah, lady gaga fans are like the religious folks.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-14 09:56

    Gaga and Antwoord's music is pure evil...all their msic videos makes me shiver when I watch them...

      Penny - 2012-03-14 10:08

      Malema's words made us all laugh when we hear them

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-14 10:16


      MarkR61 - 2012-03-14 10:26

      @Az - don't watch them then. Your choice!!!

      NeoAcheron - 2012-03-14 10:48

      @The-Azanian: I think the point that Penny is trying to get across is that even if something makes you feel a certain way, you shouldn't label the thing with something that you feel it should be. Die Antwoord and Lady Gaga are not "evil", they just get attention using shock tactics with things we don't usually see. Do not judge a book by its cover, you might find that the person you are judging is more likely to be at peace with himself than you are. I find their videos very creative, bordering on insanity, personally... Not evil, just crazy.

      Stephen - 2012-03-15 07:37

      so many people don't know what's art, what's right and what's wrong.

  • Martin - 2012-03-14 10:01

    flippin genius of "Se Answer" ha, ha... nothing else would have given them more exposure or credit. Am no fan of theirs, but they are entertaining and this stunt is brilliant - well done. Maybe you can offer an aged Gaga, or Madonna for that matter, a short appearance on one of your tours in the distant future - hilarious!!!

  • Chris - 2012-03-14 10:14

    The photos alone made me laugh, they all look like a bunch of nutcases.

  • Ryan - 2012-03-14 10:16

    Ah! The World is going that way!!...............................South Africa, "Ya we will meet you there but we are gonna go this way, neh!? We'll go our own way"

      Shiven - 2012-03-14 10:32

      "Yaaaa...shot left...we will find u there neh!"...aaahhh Trevor! :-)

  • cruywagen - 2012-03-14 10:38

    I think that these artist is in competition of who can be the most shocking sensationalist of the century. In the end they will be nothing, just a bad memory.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-14 10:45

      But in that time they would have achieved more then could ever have?

      cruywagen - 2012-03-14 11:14

      @ Pointblank - That would be a matter of opinion.

  • Olive - 2012-03-14 11:43

    Die Antwoord are such freaks and can't sing anyways LOL

  • The-third - 2012-03-14 12:15

    You know how empty and meaningless your existence must be if you go on a "twitter" war about one group of artists not wanting to join another on tour. Shame.

  • Dion - 2012-03-14 12:17

    Die Antwoord may have done the right thing - not that they are too good or bad for Gaga, but the one thing they do have going for them is originallity, and hardcore-edness(not sure if that is a word, but we are talking fantasy here!) Following Lady Gaga around would have dented that look for them, and then they would be left with....not a lot, let's face it! Lady Gaga wants to be hardcore, but she is over produced to within an inch of her life. Die Antwoord might cave in the future, but let them think they are free, artistic rebels for a little while longer!

  • swampgurl - 2012-03-14 12:30

    Ag man let them tour with whomever they want to. Why is that an issue? Gaga just wanted to cash in on the added freakiness. Would've brought her more publicity. They don't wanna be tools. Good for them man!

  • Jana - 2012-03-14 13:02

    Die Antwoord gave "No" far an answer? Think they just said no to even greater worldwide fame.

      David - 2012-03-14 18:05

      They got greater world wide fame by saying no :-)... and did not have to tour, everyone who would have heard about them with gaga has now heard about them already through saying no....

  • Lungelo Sinethemba Mthethwa - 2012-03-14 13:50

    Let lady gaga fans stop hating d zef is really gud nd if they say no its their choice.nd to tell d truth opening for a more famous star don't do much for them.they made it on their own.no cos they opened for any1

  • kotze.ansie - 2012-03-14 14:20

    A sailor, golden girl and Mickey Mouse on one stage together !!!!! hie hie, this is some funny stuff !!! Would look like the circus is in town. Just add a clown or two, yes that will work.

  • Riaan - 2012-03-14 15:35

    MMMM You know they must have a bright new manager or marketing guru,Lady Gaga being,well weird in her own way and the Antwoord being weird of the freekin chain,is a awsome way of getting the world to sit up and listen and tweet like mad. You want fame ??? Do stuff that shock's the crap outa the world out there.

  • Iimabean - 2012-03-14 19:00

    I don't think some people fully understand that for some artists, it isn't about the fame but about the quality of music they release and quality of music they associate themselves with. Lady Gaga really is superficial. And stupid. Overhyped. I'm glad they said no.

  • ayesha.safeda - 2012-03-14 21:17

    gaga is sooooo overrated. i am glad they have pride

  • Wilma Crous - 2012-03-15 00:02

    Die Antwoord sucks beeeeg time!!

  • wkleppan - 2012-03-20 10:26

    I think Lady Gaga is just making a weak attempt at boosting her own ticket sales. Shame and yes her music for the most part is shallow and weak. Die Antwoord are most def on another level.

  • Bjorn - 2012-03-28 11:19

    This sounds a lot like that time when Yo-Landi was "asked" to be the lead in the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. And then eventually the Director even admitted to not knowing who she is. Its a great way to get free publicity. Everyone reads news about Lady Gaga. Now more people know who Die Antwoord is. Genius.

  • Zakiti - 2012-09-06 03:54

    They may be a little dark, but at least they don't pretend to not be like "Beyonce" or anyone else in the music industry-God I can't stand fake people.

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