“Lady Gaga” Eaten By Lion In Die Antwoord’s “Fatty Boom Boom” Video

“Lady Gaga” Eaten By Lion In Die Antwoord’s “Fatty Boom Boom” Video

In the new video from South African slum-rap provocateurs Die Antwoord, a male Lady Gaga impersonator in a meat dress takes a safari in the concrete jungle. Things quickly go south (literally) as she gives birth to a locust and then gets eaten by a lion. Also, note the timing of using Gaga’s likeness in a song with “Fatty” in the title. Oh and did we mention one half of the duo — Yo-Landi Vi$$er — dons blackface/blackbody for most of the clip?

Yeah, it’s completely bonkers and visually arresting. But, as with many of the duo’s tracks, the video strategically distracts from the probably mediocre hyper-banger accompanying it.

The Gaga diss seemingly comes out of nowhere, but the two acts do have a connection. Back in March, Die Antwoord’s former label approached them about opening on tour for Lady Gaga — which could have been an updated version of the beautiful disaster that was Beastie Boys opening for Madonna back in the ’80s. But apparently such a commercial move would jeopardize the rappers’ “hardcore” image, so they declined and proceeded to turn the whole thing into a full-scale beef with Mother Monster.

 

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