Lady Gaga and Die Antwoord in Twitter war

2012-10-18 10:13
Cape Town - Lady Gaga and Die Antwoord are locked in a war of words on Twitter.

The zef rap group released their new music video Fatty Boom Boom on Tuesday in which they take a stab at the fact that they turned Lady Gaga down when she asked them to open for her earlier this year.

Die Antwoord's Fatty Boom Boom video shows 'Lady Gaga', played by a male actor, in her infamous meat dress as she gets a minibus taxi tour of downtown Johannesburg. She spots Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er get ready for a street performance, remarking that "they should open for me".

When her tourbus is hijacked, Gaga escapes and roams the streets of Joburg, alone and afraid, until she comes across a seedy gynaecologist's office and gets a particularly invasive examination.

Lady Gaga took to her Twitter on Wednesday to express her feelings about the video:

Soon after, Die Antwoord hit back:


Outraged fans took to Lady Gaga's Twitter page and have voiced their "disgust" at Die Antwoord, while a mere handful of Die Antwoord followers have stated their support to the zef rap group's video. Lady Gaga largely overshadows Die Antwoord on Twitter when it comes to followers. To date, Lady Gaga has more than 30 million followers, while Die Antwoord only has 80 000 followers.

This is not the first time Gaga and Die Antwoord have butt heads. Ninja claimed in an MTV interview in March that, "Lady Gaga asked us to tour with her and we were like, um, no thanks".

But Ninja didn't stop there: "We like making pop music, but we like making hardcore music at the same time, mixing them, but they’ve got, like, soul. It’s not like weak, superficial shit. You know?"

Despite turning down Lady Gaga's offer, the group have opted to open for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers concerts during their SA tour in February 2013.

Lady Gaga will be performing two stadium shows in South Africa. She will be in Johannesburg on 30 November at the FNB Stadium and in Cape Town on 3 December at the Cape Town Stadium.

*Is this a publicity stunt or is the feud for real? Send us your thoughts and get pubslihed!


  • arno.west - 2012-10-18 10:36

    lol this is going to be a epic battle!

      arm.witmens - 2012-10-18 10:44

      epic battle? - 80 000 followers vs 30 000 000 - epic indeed.

      samantha.ungerer.1 - 2012-10-18 10:49

      Proudly havent you heard that it sometimes only takes 300

      laurence.bekink.3 - 2012-10-18 10:49

      30 million weak, useless, teenage females. Vs 30 000 spartan like antwoord fans. 300 would be enough;)

      arm.witmens - 2012-10-18 10:51


      jaded.oldfart - 2012-10-18 11:13

      ja, but remember the 80 000 are all ninjas!

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-10-18 11:16

      If this was in pro-wrestling, it would be known as a 'worked shoot'.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-18 12:34

      "80 000 are all ninjas!" Lol, if the ninjas look and move like the Antwoord's Ninja, though luck on the battle!

      johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-10-18 13:59

      We are South Africans, We stand our ground. Whizzy Whazzy Gaga

      yasmin.kumral - 2012-10-18 18:52

      @ johan.harlaar.9 stand our ground to a band that insults us ??

      rainbownationrsa - 2012-10-19 08:51

      Both singers are a bad role models. Both are trash. They both belong on jerry springer.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-19 16:44

      Announcement to the entire world: Pleeeeeeeeez don't think that Die Antwoord in any way represent South Africa. Actually these two deserve each other - the "Clash of Trash!"

  • onlinebaas - 2012-10-18 10:40

    "This is not the first time Gaga and Die Antwoord have butt heads. " butt... lol. serious?

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-18 10:53


      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-18 10:55

      Yep. True. Both LG and Die Antwoord have butt heads. Especially Ninja. Butt head deluxe.

  • JohannP - 2012-10-18 10:49

    Maybe die Antwoord is not aiming to be the next Gaga. They are a faux show, and their home life is probably as normal as yours and mine. Maybe just maybe they don't really feel that they need 30m followers.

      arm.witmens - 2012-10-18 10:54

      im sure they arent johann, and im also sure they are quite happy at where they are at...BUT...attacking someone who has and saying classless bs like you have prawns in your genitals is reaching and a sign of a massive inferiority complex

      merven.halo - 2012-10-18 12:15

      " Maybe just maybe they don't really feel that they need 30m followers." Yea right, a band (not that the title fit) that don't want many fans...

      Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2012-10-18 13:35

      I agree ProudlyMe, instead of rising above they (Antwoord) like to dwell below. Pitty and sad that they will be getting to open for RHCP. S.A has amazing acts and artists yet they keep putting the trash in the first row seats...tsk tsk

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-10-18 10:54

    Who the funk is Die Antwoord????? Have never heard anything they have sung? South African wannebe's?????

      frank.cornelissen.1 - 2012-10-18 11:15

      Die Antwoord is a shytehead tappet band and a disgrace to music......Gaga is little better than a tramp with money and brain dead fans. So in a nutshell, both are cr@p!

      marcus.vermaak - 2012-10-18 11:19

      OH now I get it, you don't know them, so they can't exist! Makes perfect sense. I.D.10.T error.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-18 11:49

      @Louise, you don't want to know them, shortly: they are a bunch of wannabe's that steal other famous band's themes and ideas and try to make it their own, then they just add a lot of curse words to 'click' with their 'fans'. Jack Parrow is miles better than them.

      Jane - 2012-10-18 13:42

      Seriously Louise? I am not really a fan of theirs but have seen and heard about them often, they toured in America as well. They can not be that small if the Red Hot Chilli Peppers want them to open for them. And even Lady Gaga asked them to open for her show.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-18 14:58

      @Merven, Jack Parrow doesn't do sold out shows around the world..

      merven.halo - 2012-10-19 07:44

      @Pointblank - So? Many copy cats make it big, it still doesn't make them original. Malema also got a lot of followers, does that make him good?

      derek.randstrom - 2012-10-20 17:42

      There's a lot of people who wannebe them! They are definately their own selves. Die Antwoord is the freshest sounding, original sound to come out since maybe The White Stripes. They are sheer entertainment to watch and listen to. Lady Gaga is a hopelessly shallow Madonna wannebe who has tried every schlock trick to appear edgy. Truth is she only follows while Die Antwoord takes their own unique path every time and doesn't give a rat's a** what you or I think about them. That is the first sign of an artist.

  • phiwo.gasa - 2012-10-18 10:54

    Sip on that gate - juice u wannabes!

  • adri.goss - 2012-10-18 10:54

    Both - freak me out!!

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-18 10:55

    And the publicity machine gears start to turn

  • tracy.s.jones.1 - 2012-10-18 11:08

    chill Gaga! more exposure and lots of laughs.

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-10-18 11:12

    Mxm sick

  • annalize.krause - 2012-10-18 11:38

    Die Antwoord, COMMON WHITE TRASH, their comments are embarrassing, sis. DO they really think they can compete? Dream on..................

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-18 15:17

      You don't get it...

      bow.hunter.1884 - 2012-10-18 16:44

      Maybe I don't get it either. Better that way - both are revolting

      iago.agogo - 2012-10-18 20:30

      There is no comparison. Lady Gaga is a Madonna copycat. Hasn't done an original thing in her life. No group, no one is like Die Antwoord. They are the freshest breath of fresh air on the music scene since The White Stripes and before that Nirvana. Their tunes are catchy and their vids are funny, intelligent and ground breaking. Can they compete? lol! The question should be when is Lady Gaga going to put up a white flag and give up?

      merven.halo - 2012-10-19 07:45

      Lol, every act of the Antwoord is a copy of some previous international band, they are not original.

      Hanjo.0 - 2012-10-19 08:55

      If you've seen Ninja's previous work, you'll realise The man is a genius, He has been creating unique quality music for decades, He has probably earned all the hype surrounding die antwoord. The gimmick that is die antwoord might not be everybody's cup of tea(it's not my preferred genre either) , but you have to credit their quality and their uniqueness, The versatility of Watkin Tudor Jones is nothing short of exceptional.

      aarondarc - 2012-10-19 12:58

      You soooo don't get it, annalize. And you actually prove their point, without even realising it.

      derek.randstrom - 2012-10-20 17:49

      Merven you just don't seem to get it. Every bit of music and stage antics are rehashed from someone else. At best, an artist adds their own bit of originality to the mix if they're good. From the Beatles to Elvis to Bruce Springsteen to Howling Wolf to anyone you can name(including Mozart!), they're all standing on someone else's shoulders. So your complaint is just silly and inane.

  • minette.mare - 2012-10-18 11:41

    Why oh why does Die Antwoord have to open for RHCP? They're not even from the same genre of music. Totally getting there after they've performed. We have bands that are actually talented - UGH!

      mariyana.charalambous - 2012-10-18 18:49

      Completely agree, what a torturous 'performance' that shall be.

  • bjorn.h.visser - 2012-10-18 11:46

    I kinda think die antwoord took it too far, she asked, they could have just said no. They're riding on her success.. and its a shame.

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-10-18 11:49

    South Africa has enough of a bad rep, then you have these people that are publicly fighting with one of the biggest pop stars in the worls (whether anti Gaga people want to admit that fact or not)- it's lame and distasteful and really doesn't do much for South Africa's (already shattered) image.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-18 15:19

      Already shattered image?? You not really big into the music scene here are you? Die Antwoord perform to sold out shows in just about every country they perform. Our musicians travel the world and are warmly welcomed wherever they go.

      yasmin.kumral - 2012-10-18 18:01

      @pointblank , you don't need to know anything about the music scene to know that what they did was wrong as well as bluntly insulting their own country , I'm sure that when they're going around the world they are still insulting us ..... think about that before becoming a fan ..

      iago.agogo - 2012-10-18 20:35

      WHAT???? The only reason South Africa is even on the map for any reason over the last couple of years is because of Die Antwoord. There is more interest in SA in the United States than ever before, and it's in a good light. Because of the creativeness of DA people actually think that SA must be a interesting place to visit or at least follow in the news nowadays. Everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE they play in the US they sell out. Lady Gaga can't claim that here in her own country. She makes most of us gag gag!

      irma.white.9 - 2012-10-19 11:25

      PointBlank, I was referring to our image thanks to the mine strikes, Malema, etc. Not our music scene. I know we have some very successful artists overseas. And to Iago, no, South Africa is on the map for a lot of other (negative) things, hence my "shattered image" comment. Die Antwoord aren't soley responsible for any interest in South Africa. Besides, don't forget people like Trevor Noah have also brought positive focus on South Africa. I'm not saying that Die Antwoord are crappy and that they don't deserve to have sell out shows. I'm saying that if they are so popular that a star like Lady Gaga asks them to open for her and the fact that they come from a "bad" place like here then you would want to prove people that you are worthy. You'd expect them to conduct themselves in a decent and professional manner, not stoop to the levels of the others.

      derek.randstrom - 2012-10-20 18:15

      To Happyness. You're inside looking out. Iago, being in the States is outside looking in. Trust me on this one, a handfull of people have heard about your mine strikes. Who is Trevor Noah? Never heard of him and I do consider myself fairly into the music scene in the U.S.A., so I really doubt too many Americans have heard of him either. The only reason the vast majority have heard of your artist Jane Anderson (Butcher Boys) is because of Die Antwoord. Die Antwoord doesn't care what you or I think. They do their thing and if people like it, that's great. When Ninja says in his song that "Die Antwoord put South Africa on the map" he's not far off of the truth at all. You would think he'd be a national hero in your country for what he's done FOR SA's image abroad. He and Yolandi are, like it or not, your most visible ambassadors and your most beloved artists of this decade so far, worldwide.

      yasmin.kumral - 2012-10-25 21:51

      @iago.agogo not all publicity is good, when lady gaga was announced here, her tickets sold in seconds. the hype was unbelievable and the systems selling her tickets were beyond saturation point. the very first thing that happens when an artist criticises "the land of the free", people get violently upset and say "we don't want the rest of the world to think that that is what americans are like". when the dixie chicks critiqued the previous administration, I'm willing to bet that u were the first one to get your panties in a bunch. @derek.randstrom Trevor Noah is a comedian who celebrates the south african people through satire. this is a form of intellectual comedy that pokes fun at race-relations, corruption and politics. this is vastly different from just publicly stating "f*ck south africa" on the world stage (and yes that is a direct quote). Further more, the fact that it takes a pop group to educate you on fine art and its relation to politics is, within itself, a comment on the state of your education system. to say that Die Antwoord are ambassadors for south africa (purely on the basis of publicity) would be like saying the miss south carolina is an ambassador for the states.

  • safrikaan - 2012-10-18 12:29

    To be honest, this kinda pissed me off. I like both Die Antwoord and Lady Gaga and dont mind paying for each, but this makes me feel like Die Antwoord cant control their ego`s and are having a penis size competition. While I like their music, I think they are being very childish here.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-18 12:38

      "are having a penis size competition" Do you think Ninja's can compete against Gaga's?

  • stephen.scott.376043 - 2012-10-18 12:33

    biggest mistake they will ever make, not to open for gaga, chance of a life time,

      Jane - 2012-10-18 13:45

      Turned down Gaga, but are opening for the RHCP, I would say that is pretty sweet.

      mariyana.charalambous - 2012-10-18 18:28

      @Jane wtf is wrong with you..are you mentally deranged? this is like Metallica opening for Lana Del Ray. it just doesnt work and now i have to sit through their 'music' just to here the real talent

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-18 20:09

      can't do this. can't do that. yo f$king who said so? DUDE. They made it this far on their own.

      aarondarc - 2012-10-19 13:00

      LOL, stephen, I mean, really. They are deliberately underground, they are not trying to be a pop act that people like you want to see. They are huge in their own realm.

      derek.randstrom - 2012-10-20 18:21

      To mariyana: In the U.S., the RHCP's and Die Antwoord, as a concert, would sell out in ten minutes, if that. It would be a great combination. Tickets would be scalped for huge sums! Consider yourselves lucky to get that line up! I know that there's a lot of 14 yr old girls and gay guys that are big fans of Gaga, but for people who want talent RHCP's and Die Antwoord are a spectacular mix!

  • Andre Kapp - 2012-10-18 12:35

    I do not particularly like any of their music, but I am entertained. Lol

  • elmathapo - 2012-10-18 12:53


  • porshe.vrebec - 2012-10-18 12:54

    This video has more satanic symbols i ever see. their fighting for the kingdom of darkness. mybe they should be friends.. - 2012-10-18 14:54

      It has a mural of Arch Bishop Desmon Tutu shooting the evil American Pop Machine with a bible, that is pretty much the opposite of satanic. If you want satanic symbols, check out any of lady gagas videos.

      chris.steytler.1 - 2012-10-18 14:57

      "i see satans everywhere!"

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-18 15:22

      Let me tell you a little secret, come close so no one else hears us.. There is no satan.. shhhh

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-18 20:11

      chris! classic!

  • brian.wiggins.908 - 2012-10-18 13:22

    Die antwoord is just trying to get famous by using Lady Gaga in this way, must say, it's working but only for a little while.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-18 15:22

      Yeah, they'll move onto other things while gogo fumes like the diva she is for months..

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-18 20:12

      she'll probably end up posting more pictures of her fat a$$.

      aarondarc - 2012-10-19 13:01

      They are already famous!! God, you people have no idea. There are more worlds out there the mainstream marketing world.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-10-18 13:28

    Sure it's good publicity for both

  • heizenschneizen - 2012-10-18 13:33

    Saying no to Lady Gaga and yes to RHCP? Die Antwoord, you have my support :P the right move indeed.

  • Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2012-10-18 13:38

    Die Antwoord is like a badly timed joke, or even a bad circus act going on for way too long!!!

      merven.halo - 2012-10-18 14:58

      True, but they are the ones laughing all the way to the bank ;-)

      Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2012-10-18 15:01

      Thats fine with me, so is Malema...

      Ohminus.SpaceThys - 2012-10-18 20:58


  • john.smit.121772 - 2012-10-18 13:47

    They are on the same level, sewerage drain level.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-18 14:02

    I think both Lady Gaga and Die Antwoord are cr@p. Mindless music by mindless freaks...

  • justin.hemming.94 - 2012-10-18 14:22

    I though Gaga was deranged. But Die Antwoord take deranged to a new level. Kids and teens these guys are NOT the answer! The only group they should be in, is a support group for the insane. And their music really sucks.

  • kagisho.ditire - 2012-10-18 14:29

    Who the hell is Lady Gogga?

      merven.halo - 2012-10-18 14:57

      She don't perform at ANC meetings, you wouldn't know.

  • nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-10-18 14:36

    Gaga would own you guys so you should shut the hell up.

  • jerome.main.9 - 2012-10-18 14:48

    Lady Gogga....whhaahahhahahah

  • TheSingingHorse - 2012-10-18 14:52

    who cares....let them find bliss enjoying degrading each other's private parts.

  • mariska.gerber.5 - 2012-10-18 15:00

    Die Andwoord?pfft...what next.....The question??oh please...they are common and the music suck...sorry i dnt think you can call it music!! They are just entertaining this to get attention. The only mistake Gaga made was to ask them to open for her...Thank God they said no coz im really looking forward to the show!!!

      mariyana.charalambous - 2012-10-18 17:56

      unfortunatly, this'band' is opening RHCP...fml

  • llvanden - 2012-10-18 15:06

    "This is not the first time Gaga and Die Antwoord have butt heads. " for fans. Should end with for fans. Seriously people grow up.

  • llvanden - 2012-10-18 15:08

    "Lady Gaga and Die Antwoord [Fans] in Twitter war" They forgot "Fans" again.

  • daniel.libica - 2012-10-18 15:21

    Wie is die Antwoord! Never heard of them! Sounds like Eugene Terblance rock band!

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-10-18 17:23

      Wake up!

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-18 20:16

      ...and this kids is what happens when you live under a rock.

  • dag.spota - 2012-10-18 15:25

    I don't know who the hell Die Antwoord is, but I am quite certain that they are an answer to Lady Gaga. Otherwise she would be worried about them.

  • miriamthurgood - 2012-10-18 15:53

    I think that D.A is smart. They are being talked about and reminding people that they are too cool for Gaga. I think Gaga's Body Revolution movement will only benefit from a video about her called "Fatty Boom Boom" especially after the bad press she has been getting from having gained weight during her tour. It makes fans on both sides stand up and defend their favourite, which can only translate into more video views, twitter followers and album sales.

  • heizenschneizen - 2012-10-18 16:14

    Why bash Die Antwoord? They are proudly South African and they didn't get this far for nothing, you know. Hard work and dedication is what it takes to get ahead in the music industry. Glad to see Ninja finally get credit where credit is due.

  • bow.hunter.1884 - 2012-10-18 16:45

    Both are revolting.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-19 07:48

      I'll second that.

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-18 16:56

    Both those artists are in it for the fame. Not the music. Their careers thrive on publicity like this. I would be surprised if they were in this together.

      yasmin.kumral - 2012-10-18 18:42

      all careers thrive on else are you supposed to become a

      merven.halo - 2012-10-19 13:50

      Yes yasmin, but some careers get publicity via talent and others via propaganda.

      ben.louw.5 - 2012-10-19 14:29

      Normal publicity yes. Not childish tit for tat tactics like this.

  • yasmin.kumral - 2012-10-18 17:22

    how can you be behind a group that not only insulted a successful artist but also insulted your own country... that's just F 'd up in my eyes

      aarondarc - 2012-10-19 13:03

      You're f*cked up in ours.

      yasmin.kumral - 2012-10-25 21:14

      @aarondarc these kinds of personal attacks are exactly what this debate is about ( gaga vs die antwoord ) but when a band says f that country that they are from then thats crossing a line, and so are those who support them. Yes the role of art is to comment or criticise politics and government, but when one makes a personal attack , it is the role of the audience to draw the line before things spiral out of control . case and point the controversial "spear" painting ( if your from S.A you should know about this) . so aarondarc maybe think about it first.

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  • waldo.adams.5 - 2012-10-18 17:32

    That video is just SICK

      waldo.adams.5 - 2012-10-18 17:33

      And I don't mean it in a good way!

  • JOHNY63 - 2012-10-18 18:54

    DIE ANTWOORD. Bo in die kop tik alles nie reg nie. Duiwelskinders.

  • - 2012-10-18 20:40

    Its not about Gaga. Gaga just represents an abstract concept which Ninja and Landi mess with. Gaga is just an easy target to get the point across. Gaga is vulnerable because she exposes herself, and Die Antwoors, is, the King of the concrete jungle :P I love the lion at the end.

  • mcmwax.chinsolo - 2012-10-18 20:56

    I like Nigger Rappers wars better, you know Tupac gets Biggie killed and vice-versa. True wars not make-believe wars!

  • piet.hannibol - 2012-10-19 07:09

    Gagga isnt real freaky - she is bubblegum freaky. Ninja and YV are real freaky.

  • denis.delaport - 2012-10-19 07:15

    You can take the boy out of Bellville by you can't take Bellville out of the boy.

  • dante.schoeman - 2012-10-19 08:10

    Am I the only one who thinks this is absolutely childish bulls***...

  • clinty.isaacs - 2012-10-19 08:11

    Lardy gaga has always been doing it for the publicity, which validates D.A's \superficial\ statement, however D.A could have used her to generate positive publicity for themselves, definitely a cheap shot on their part..

  • gaeleen - 2012-10-19 11:47

    who really cares !!!!