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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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