Following the release of Die Antwoord‘s latest music video, a clip for “Fatty Boom Boom” in which a man dressed up as Lady Gaga is ridiculed and killed off, Gaga has responded on Twitter on Wednesday (Oct. 17) by slamming the South African rappers and their lack of hit singles.
The music video for “Fatty Boom Boom,” a single from the group’s sophomore album “Ten$ion,” depicts Gaga (clad in her signature meat dress) taking a tour of South Africa, until her van is pulled over and her driver massacred by a gang of rebels. The faux Gaga escapes and eventually heads to a gynecologist, where has a prawn removed from her privates in a wholly disgusting turn of events. Then, she gets mauled and killed by a lion.
So why does Die Antwood hate Lady Gaga? Apparently, the pop superstar had asked the rappers to open for her on tour, and the trio didn’t take too kindly to the request. Early in the video, the Gaga impostor passes by Die Antwoord on the street and exclaims, “I should get them to open for me!”
Following the video’s release on Tuesday, Gaga posted on Twitter, “i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatsmyshit,” a reference to her upcoming shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. She continued, “i guess its not a good idea to tell someone you’re a fan. never mind! we get it, you’re not a little monster. WE GOT IT.”
Die Antwoord quickly responded, “lady… even tho u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u… plus we don’t have prawns in our private…”
As far as Lady Gaga’s claim that the trio does not “have a hit”: “Enter The Ninja,” Die Antwoord’s biggest-selling single, has moved 40,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan — multiply that by 170, and you have the number of downloads for “Poker Face.” Still, the provocateurs knows how to rack up YouTube hits, as songs like “I Fink U Freeky” and “Baby’s On Fire” have garnered 16.7 million and 6.9 million views, respectively. In its two days of release, the official “Fatty Boom Boom” clip has 1.5 million views.