MIA: I turned down Twilight song
MIA has claimed she was asked to record a song for the Twilight soundtrack, but told them where to go.
The outspoken Paper Planes singer told NME: "They asked me - luckily Jimmy [Iovine, chairman of MIA's US label Interscope] had beef with the Twilight people, so he stepped in and told them to f*** off."
The 34-year-old star also fumed about how she was fed up of being compared to Lady Gaga, saying: "There's Gaga - people say we're similar, that we both mix all these things in the pot and spit them out differently, but she spits it out exactly the same."
She added: "None of her music's reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is. She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza disco, you know?
"She's not progressive, but she's a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I f****** do! That's a talent and she's got a great team behind her, but she's the industry's last stab at making itself important - saying 'You need our money behind you, the endorsements, the stadiums'.
"Respect to her, she's kept a hundred thousand people working, but my belief is you Do It Yourself."