Lady Gaga is never one to back down from a battle, so, when South African rap group Die Antwoord took a swipe at her weight, the singer was quick to respond.
The rap duo that makes up Die Antwoord made a not-so-subtle call out of Lady Gaga in the music video for their new single, “Fatty Boom Boom.” In the video, a singer very obviously made to represent Lady Gaga is shown in an unflattering light, and, after being put through the ringer, the look-alike is eaten by a lion in the end.
Lady Gaga was quick to respond, using a lyric from one of Die Antwoord’s songs to call the group out.
She tweeted on Wednesday, “i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatmys–t”
The call out not only referenced the Die Antwoord song “I Fink U Freaky” but also took a swipe at the group on their own turf. As Lady Gaga’s world tour takes her through South Africa, she has highly anticipated shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
But Lady Gaga wasn’t done yet, The Huffington Post noted. A few minutes later the singer, who had actually asked Die Antwoord to go on tour and was shot down, tweeted the group again:
“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.”
Die Antwoord had some words for Lady Gaga as well, responding: “lady… even tho u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u… plus we don’t have prawns in our private parts… haha!”