Lady Gaga arrives in South Africa

   

Little Monsters, she’s here. Lady Gaga is officially on South African soil. The star touched down in the country late last night. She was expected to arrive at 17:50, but in true entertainment industry style, there was a delay. She arrived shortly after 8pm. There was a little incident upon her arrival. Some airport official was concerned about security apparently, so he ‘cop blocked’ her from walking out of the arrival terminal. She later exited through another terminal.
This left a bitter taste in many monster’s mouths, but they were in for a treat when the vehicle carrying the star and her entourage turned around. The vehicle drove to the entrance, stopped and allowed the Born This Way singer to get out, pose for pics and sign autographs. MAD RESPECT TO YOU GAGA! This was a moment of “I don’t give a damn about airport officials, I care about my fans” and as a result she made them happy. I got some video of the madness. Check it out here.
BTW, I’m still open to the press conference Gaga 😉

Open letter to Lady Gaga

Dear Lady Gaga,

I am writing to you today for a number of reasons. First off all, this letter is being written because I’m looking forward to seeing you live in concert for the first time. I think your Born This Way Ball at the FNB Stadium aka Soccer City is going to be great, exciting and hopefully one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. As much as the haters will try and burn you at the stake for being a ‘Satanist’, bringing your ‘bad, negative energies’, I’ve advised them to stay at home. Their loss, not yours; or mine or the other 90 000 people expected at the stadium.

The other reason I thought I’d write this open letter to you is because I feel this needs to be said. I know you’re not doing any press worldwide at the moment. For the most part that is fair, but you’ve been to most of those countries before and it therefore makes sense. However, you haven’t been to South Africa – or the continent for that matter, so it doesn’t really sit well with us. You probably don’t give a shit, but if you do read this this just know that in addition to your Little Monsters, there are lots of media and journalists who love and respect what you do. I, for one, have followed your career quite closely since you broke out onto the scene. If I had to put a top 5 list of artists in the world together right now, you would most certainly be on it. This is genuine and I know you know that you believe you should be on it too.

I know there was a lot of controversy around Die Antwoord and them turning you down and then there was (if I’m honest) that really tacky music video, but we don’t care about that. Then there was all that other crap about you putting on weight (snore) and that you’re evil (how laughable). I don’t give a fuck about that, I really don’t and while some might be, they could respect you enough not to ask about that if that was your stipulation. Ban anyone who wants to ask about it or just ignore the question completely, but why not grant us just fifteen minutes of your time? You can carefully select the media you want to invite (with the help of your team and our local publicists) and we could have a really good time. Plus your local fans would absolutely love it.

I’ve covered loads of concerts in the past and created online videos for the organisations I’ve worked for, which have always been warmly received. When I heard I couldn’t cover yours I was bummed. You have your reasons for that and I can understand and respect them. All I’m simply asking for is fifteen minutes of your time. It really would be great to hear your thoughts about being in South Africa, what your Little Monsters can expect and why it took you so long to get out here.

This is a long shot, but you know what, it’s better to try and be unsuccessful rather than to ponder about what could’ve been. You know how that goes, so here’s to hoping.

If you are reading this, I thank you. If not, well then THE END I guess 😉

Enjoy South Africa.

Best,

Jason

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[Video] Watch Die Antwoord’s new video, Fatty Boom Boom”

First Die Antwoord turn down Lady Gaga‘s offer to tour with her and now they’re having a go at her in their new music video. It’s hilarious though. Check out Fatty Boom Boom above, in which ‘Gaga’ has seemingly just arrived in the country. She’s getting a tour of the city by a local but obviously in the view of how so many foreign nationals view the country… you know lions in the streets, elephants in our backyards vibe.Gaga is wearing her meat dress too 😉

So this will of course get people talking and debating. If you look at the top comment on Youtube you will see how a few American nationals are reacting to the video. South Africans might also take offense to the video too. One thing’s for sure though, Die Antwoord once again prove that they go beyond making catchy music!

Watch Die Antwoord on David Letterman

Last month comedian Trevor Noah hit it big by becoming the first South African comedian to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. That was January. Now February rolls around another South African outfit makes it big. Die Antwoord got to perform on the David Letterman show on Monday. They performed their new track “I Fink You Freaky”. Check out the performance above.

Watch Die Antwoord’s ‘I FINK U FREEKY’

I Fink dis video is fokken freeky… Having said that, I fink it’s so cool too. Production on this video is amazeballs! Have a look at Die Antwoord’s “I Fink You Freeky” above.

Die Antwoord release “Ten$ion” teaser

One of South Africa’s most successful exports, Die Antwoord are preparing to release their new album “Tension” next month. The capetonians, who traveled around the world performing to fans last year, released their teaser for the album yesterday. The single Yo-Landi Vi$er sings in this video is called “I Fink You Freaky” and damn I do fink dat. She’s ripping out the heart of a seemingly estranged lover in the video and then she literally smashes it in her face.

More on the record as and when it becomes available.

Die Antwoord parts ways with Interscope Records

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So news of Die Antwoord‘s departure from Interscope Records (home to the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga among others) is doing the rounds on the Net. The Zef rappers claim they wont be changing their music or their style for the sake of pleasing the label or appealing to a mass market. Now instead of the major label releasing their new record TEN$ION, they will do so independently. The first single off that album is called Fok Julle Naaiers was uploaded last night. If you’re a prude and you get offended easily, please don’t press play above. You will not enjoy this video.