Left: Lady Gaga. Right: Die Antwoord. (Fred Duval/FilmMagic, Trixie Textor/Getty Images)
South African rap group Die Antwoord has taken counterculture to a whole new level -- by attacking cultural icon Lady Gaga.
The two-strong group, made up of singers Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja, have gotten into a Twitter war with the queen of Twitter herself after the music video for their song "Fatty Boom Boom" showed a Gaga look-alike being killed.
Released on Tuesday, the video shows a Gaga double in a meat dress looking beyond bored as she gets a tour of South Africa -- that is, until she sees Die Antwoord, with Vi$$er in black face and Ninja painted in white and red.
"Look at their freaky fashion!" she says. "I should get them to open for me."
After her driver is held up, she runs off into the streets where she gets a gynecological exam in which the doctor pulls a prawn from her nether regions. In the end she is devoured by a lion, presumably thanks to her fresh meat dress.
"I fink u freaky but you don't have a hit. hundred thousand tIckets sold in SA. #thatsmyshit," Gaga tweeted on Wednesday. "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 on Facebook with the message, "lady...even tho u r 'larger' than us...we still cooler than u...plus we don't have prawns in our private parts...haha!"
Gaga replied with the ominous, "Back off sweetie."
The 26-year-old "Born This Way" singer's appearance in the video isn't that surprising, considering the lyrics in "Fatty Boom Boom" appear to slam the uniformity of popular music in the West.
"Rappers are f---ing pouring into passenger planes/ What happened to all the cool rappers from back in the day?/Now all these rappers sound exactly the same/It's like one big inbred f----fest/No, I do not want to stop, collaborate or listen," they sing.
The band also takes issue with the attention it has received from the West three years after forming in 2009.
"Suddenly you're interested 'cos we're blowing up overseas," they sing. "Make you money money money."
Last November, Die Antwoord left Interscope Records, claiming the label tried to make the band "sound like everyone else out there at the moment." The band's third album, "Ten$ion," will be released on Die Antwoord's own indie label, Zef Recordz.