If rapper M.I.A. wanted to make sure she lived up to her namesake after her final album, released earlier this year, she has done it by infuriating not one, but two of the most dedicated fanbases in music – Beyonce‘s #Beyhive & Rihanna‘s #Navy.
Taking to ‘Q Magazine’ the Brit-bred femcee adds Queen of Pop and ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ co-star Madonna to the mix of her aim:
“I’m fine with Madonna or Beyonce 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 fucking terrible.”
She continued stating:
“They go, ‘Yeah, maybe me stealing the stuff says she’s all right. She should be thankful we’re stealing it. Beyonce 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.”
Needless to say, the backlash was so heavy it prompted the ‘Paper Planes’ rapstress to offer a clapback: