Lady Gaga and South African crime-stoppers Die Antwoord have started feuding back and forth on Twitter, leading to some of the strangest insults we’ve seen this side of “fairground stripper.” It all started when Gaga asked Die Antwoord to open for her on her tour, an offer they declined. Then, the South African group premiered their wild “Fatty Boom Boom” video last Tuesday. The clip, like most of the group’s work, is outré (at least for American sensibilities), featuring colorful crotch-grabbing, naughty hyenas, prawn-birthing, and some demented LaChappellian krumpiness.
All that’s classic Die Antwoord, but what really got Gaga’s goat was seeing an impersonator aping Mother Monster herself. The actor, easily identifiable as a Lady Gaga stand-in, is featured acting afool in a number of unflattering scenes, including one in which she gives birth to a prawn. Because, you know, she’s a “prawn star.”
She followed that up with a second tweet: “i guess its not a good idea to tell someone you’re a fan. never mind! we get it, you’re not a little monster. WE GOT IT.”
Naturally, Die Antwoord defended themselves, writing: “lady… even tho u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u… plus we don’t have prawns in our private parts.” They also posted an image of Gaga’s tweet on their Facebook page, prompting a swell of support from tens of thousands of fans.
So, you’re up to speed on all that now. Take a look at the offending video below and let us know if you’re Team Prawn or Team Whatever The Other Thing Is.