‘Paper Planes’ singer, M.I.A. has thrown shade at Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Madonna by saying that they all stole her sound without giving her acknowledgment. Speaking recently with Q magazine, M.I.A. claimed that the singers stole her ‘swagger’ without offering her anything in return.
The 41-year-old British-born M.I.A., who grew up in Sri Lanka, said:
She went on:
However, these weren’t the only words she had for Beyoncé in particular, who M.I.A. claimed had an easy route to fame, saying:
M.I.A. may have been trying to make a point about her own experiences with fame rather than explicitly calling out Bey, Rihanna, or Madonna – as she also tweeted:
industry offended I offended Beyonce , then spent 6 months telling me they can't market brown > LOLZ
— M.I.A P.O.W.A (@MIAuniverse) November 16, 2016
We can see where M.I.A. is coming from with her comments about how immigrants and the less-well-off are treated, but we can’t imagine that all fans of Beyoncé, Rihanna, or Madonna will be quite as forgiving!
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