After unveiling a trailer last week, Die Antwoord have upped the ante in their run of crazy videos with the highly entertaining visuals for
“Fatty Boom Boom.” The clip begins with a Lady Gaga lookalike getting a typical South African tourist tour before she stumbles upon the Zef Crew as well as a number of rather untimely mishaps and a unfortunate end. The Lady Gaga reference is more than just comical, with the Die Antwoord previously stating that their former label, Interscope approached them to open on tour for Lady Gaga. An offer they declined, saying, “um, no don’t worry about it, no thanks.” Ninja further qualified the decision, commenting: “We like making pop music, but we like making hardcore music at the same time, mixing them, but they’ve got, like, soul. It’s not like weak, superficial shit. You know?” The video features some
crazy visuals, as you would expect from the out there South African collective!
After seeing the video, Gaga fired two Tweets at the band, which you can read below:
i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tIckets sold in SA. #thatmyshit
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 responded to the singer’s thinly-veiled criticism, meanwhile, by writing: “lady… even tho u r ‘larger’ than us… we still cooler than u… plus we don’t have prawns in our private.”