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Friday, February 17, 2012

Lady Miss Kier Of Deee-Lite Vs. Madonna

In case you're not up on the drama surrounding Madonna's new Top 10 single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and the supposed similarities between it and Brazilian artist Joao Brasil's "L.O.V.E. Banana", then read here.

Here's the "L.O.V.E. Banana" video:

Here's what Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite had to say about it all on her tumblr:
"that is the exact same hook of the song ( which is the only rememberable part of both songs ) in the same key , same delivery. oops..she did it again. she’ll probably pay them approx 500,000$ in hush money to retain writers credit or probably already did. it’s what she’s always done. she’s McDonna being herself."
 Here's what an Idolator reader had to say when I included Miss Kier's commentary yesterday:
"The songs sound nothing alike. And Lady Miss Kier is just mad she spent all her money on Crystal Meth and raving in the 90’s while Madonna was working out and working hard. I used to see that poor girl out all the time and she was always grinding her teeth and looked tweeked out of her head. That was back in the Alig days. God bless her but she is no creative genius and clearly bitter at the 'Other' lower east side girl’s success."
And here's Kier's response to the reader in the comments section:
"Japes- i have never smoked meth , never liked cocaine and have never been out gurning as you say – you ought to be ashamed of yourself for spreading rumors about me. I speak my mind because i am confident in my knowledge of music. both songs are not well written but I’m tired of mediocre fans of Madonna giving praises to a thief and I’m not the only one saying it. you are deaf and blind if you havn’t noticed how fake your idol is-Just because i chose not to work with the crooks i met in the music industry dosnt mean i’m not a success- I have no regrets for walking away from a 7 album contract on the same label as madonna- the politics were rotten and i’m not a puppet- I am an original songwriter who takes my unique abilities seriously- do not speak of what you dont know lady miss kier"
All in all, a good read on a Friday morning, no? Considering I've played Deee-Lite 573 times in the past year, according to last.fm, I almost did a back flip over getting a response from Miss Kier on a post I wrote.

 Where do you stand on the whole "Give Me All Your Luvin'" vs. "L.O.V.E. Banana" kerfluffle? Other than the cheer-like "L-O-V-E", I'm not hearing much of a case there.

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  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger dishy said…

    Yeah I hear it loud and clear - if you listen while NOT watching the video you can grab it. BTW I knew Kier & Dimitri 100 years ago when they were knocking around names for their band and she was and is a very talented and determined artist - and she never was a meth head.

  • At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the part that kier says - the beginning - does sound a lot like mcdonna's song. where's MIA's midle finger when you need it?

  • At 10:44 AM, Blogger John said…

    I don't think this would have been nearly as big an issue if Madonna hadn't gotten all haughty with her "reductive" comments. It's open season on Madge now.

  • At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Madonna said…

    Lady who ?!?

  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger Diva Incarnate said…

    You actually wrote that about Lady Kier?

    Well done!

  • At 3:53 PM, Anonymous ndrew said…

    Thinkin' how awesome you got a response from Lady Miss Kier!
    Very similar...indeed...me thinks McDonna is busted! Oh well...XS#$!#@# happens. I'm with you about Deee-Lite, they had good stuff!

  • At 9:17 PM, Blogger dishy said…

    Truth be told - Kier Kirby has more talent and artistry within herself than that vampyre Madonna who created the template that Beyonce now uses - steal songs and get a credit or blackmail the writer - Kier is no ones fool - believe you me. The three solid Deee-Lite releases are hardcore fantastic dance - nothing that Madonna has never reached - she is treacly and she also cannot sing.

  • At 12:02 PM, Anonymous McDonna said…

    I've always been the target of interesting scandal. 50 million blindly knee-jerk loyal queens can't be wrong!

    Succumb to my golden arches yet again, America!

  • At 1:58 AM, Blogger Jump! said…

    Not a huge fan of Madonna but this kinda a stupid claim. You could easily have sued Nicola Roberts over "beat of my drum" also with it's "L-o-v-e!" Its all cheerleader chanting which sounds the same at the stadium or on a pop record. Love lady miss Kier but she is probably still bummed she ending up owing money after she unsuccessfully sued Sega over her perceived likeness in Space Channel Five.


  • At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This chick sounds just as pretentious and self-absorbed as Madge.

  • At 12:07 AM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    I don't think they sound anything alike. Sure, the song spells out the letters, but so does YMCA. Uh oh, watch out- the Village People might be storming the castle!

  • At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the hook that I hear everyone feeling is stolen sounds to me like standard cheerleading which is not the domain of anyone. every artist "steals" on some level it's just the degree of the corruption. while lady miss kier undoubtedly saw the ugliest sides of the music industry, I don't think this is an issue worth fighting over. Regardless the idolators comment was completely inappropriate and good for her for giving him a virtual slap in the face.

  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger Derrick said…

    im a fan of madonna but kier is absolutely right. im also a fan of kier!

  • At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please Lady Kier give Madonna all your love!! You are both Legends,you both changed my life and i don't want Lady kier or Madonna talk shit about the other.
    Love is the answer:)

  • At 4:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lady Kier sounds like a bitter, busted, jealous, old, snagged tooth Queen whose career is sadly OVAH!!

    Maybe if she put as much effort in trying to revive what's left of her disappointing career, instead of hating on artist who actually do release their work,

    she would finally finish her album that she's been preaching about for the last 20 yrs.

    For one who preaches the "Power of a Love" kier comes off as so hateful, bitter & jealous of better looking more successful artist.

    Instead of hating kier needs to clean up her act and release her music.

    Or just shut up and let the those who do keep on doing without her jealous voice droning on and on in her pathetic, predictable, envious rant
    (347) 365-5075
    of a once talented, now used up, bitter old woman who's time has passed so very long, long

  • At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lady miss kier is a legend. Not a fake blown up "superstar" thats always been about the cash and industry.Should not be allowed to compare thoose 2 together. Its like comparing david guetta with john digweed...wtf

  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger Diego Della Role said…

    I think Lady Kier is a legend think the same about Madonna though she changed a lot since her begginings. Nowadays Madonna is no good musician at all. At least Lady Kier is authentical. Madonna only minds bout making money and all she did after the eighties really sucked. I definetly fancy Lady Kier

  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger Diego Della Role said…

    I think Lady Kier is a legend think the same about Madonna though she changed a lot since her begginings. Nowadays Madonna is no good musician at all. At least Lady Kier is authentical. Madonna only minds bout making money and all she did after the eighties really sucked. I definetly fancy Lady Kier

  • At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Skinhead808 said…

    Lady Kier's career isn't over...said who, she left the music industry for a successful DJ career. Who is any ome of you to measure success? Lady Kier doesn't need to be auto-tuned, when she writes a song a song there's actual content behind it. She doesn't write about being near 80 and partying with boys young enough to be raised by her. Madonna's most original content wet will always be her old stand-by, the "if nobody saw me take it, then it's mine now". To Madonna is just an overrated, super expensive karaoke machine.

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