The Sri Lankan artist is claiming that Rihanna and the Queen Bey stole her sound.
“I’m fine with Madonna or Beyoncé 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 f**king terrible,'” M.I.A. said. “They don’t even think like that. They go, ‘Yeah, maybe me stealing the stuff says she’s all right. She should be thankful we’re stealing it.'”
“But sometimes you just think, ‘F**k, I have to pay some bills,’ you know?” the Sri Lankan artist continued. “Beyoncé 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.”
#BeyHive to responded, saying that M.I.A. simply isn’t as famous as Beyoncé because “she doesn’t have talent” and not because of her humble beginnings.
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