M.I.A. Claims Oprah Winfrey Gave Her the ‘Cold Shoulder’
In an interview with ‘Time Out London,’ M.I.A. recanted an experience at this year’s Metropolitan Ball in New York where she says she was slighted by Winfrey.
“Oprah seemed like she was giving me the cold shoulder. She was with [supermodel] Iman [Bowie]. Iman was always dancing with me, hugging and kissing me, but Oprah seemed really pissed off with me,” said M.I.A.
In addition to receiving the cold shoulder from Oprah, M.I.A also spoke about how she disliked the praises she gave to Lady Gaga (another person she’s expressed disdain for in the past) while at the Met Ball.
“Also, [Winfrey] made this huge speech at the ball praising Lady Gag about how she is helping Americans to be the best of themselves. There’s millions of other Americans who represent that for me. Is [it] about numbers? About how much you’re selling? Is it truly about the journey? Because [Lady Gaga's] journey isn’t that difficult: to go from the f—— Upper East Side to a f—— perfoming arts school and onto a stage at the museum of f——- wherever. That journey’s about four miles.”
M.I.A’ has had harsh words for Lady Gaga in the past. In an interview with another publication earlier this year, she referred to Gaga as a good “mimic,” accusing her of ripping off the work of Madonna and Grace Jones.