This article in the M&G says that Die Antwoord (The Answer) refused to be an opening act for Lady Gaga and now have taken there dislike for her further by making fun of her recent weight gain and confession that she has an eating disorder.
I found the video somewhat amusing because of the inside track in South Africa; stupid American tourist stereotype complete with references to wild animals on the street - only a dancing Mandela was missing.
Oh about the panther in Joburg I have a little dof (stupid) confession to make.
Last month I stood in front of a panther statue somewhere off of Route 41 in Florida's Everglades thinking ... "they have panthers in Florida?" ... well ja nee ou boet ons is nie almal slim nie ne ...?
You know of course there are no panthers in South Africa, right?
At one level I can understand the vitriol directed at Lady Gag who is played by a man in drag in the video.
Damn her sh*t is annoying in much the same way as the brain dead Madonna - well truth be told Madge is the dumbest f*ck that has ever lived.
On the other hand, being a self-described Taoist seeking the 'other side', it strikes me funny that Die Antwoord, two white suburban zef-rappers, think they are closer to music purity/style than Lady Gag. A significant part of the cut above is their misplaced and so late complaint that rap "is like one big inbred f*ck fest".
I think they are very much part of that "inbred f*ck fest" especially if you take the timing of this video into consideration.
|Al Jolson as blackface Gus|
Probably not 'cause this is after all supposedly the post country where being a dumb sh*t is almost a constitutional right - see our prez for ample references.
Also, what about the violent misogyny in reference to the "suig my vokken piel" (suck my f*cking dick) lyrics and gesture by the male member of the duo?
And why the focus on Lady Gaga's vagina and the Parktown prawn?
Is there a substantive politics being fronted perhaps - or really, anything outside of the vacuous apolitical fronting that characterizes Die Antwoord?
That aside, I get that the video is about poking satirical fun and some may think it goes too far by being rudely unkind - well f*ck I liked that Lady Gag got eaten by "bra Simba" for wearing a dress made of meat. The tune is catchy too.
Still, the irony that a dumb cracka duo from South Africa is trying to build rapper cred by dissing Lady Gaga is not lost on me.
But you call it - I am after all a fat and balding middle aged man who lives with his mama and thinks the young 'uns in tight spandex at the local Virgin Active gym think I am cool and still quite f*ckable ... and yet the hours tick tock by and the sell-by-date on my stash of rubbers is fast approaching.
Geez hey. I can do self deprecation. Or is that self defecation?
AnyHowze, diss on Die Antwoord is my thinking but Lady Gaga's upcoming tour to South Africa will be sold-out nonetheless 'cause that is how vokken slim (f*cking clever) we be here in the delusional dustbin.