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Santigold criticises modern pop music: 'LMFAO make me cry'

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Santigold has criticised modern pop music for its "lack of true art".

The singer-songwriter claimed that she is "disappointed" with the current music scene and questioned whether LMFAO were "a joke band".

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Asked about allegations on whether her recent buzz track 'Big Mouth' was an attack on Lady GaGa, Santigold told Pitchfork: "I'm disappointed with the state of music right now, but it's not really about anybody specific.

"I think there's a lack of true art, and the fanfare is valued over actual substance. It's like you don't have to make good music to be f**king huge."

She added: "I'm sorry, but LMFAO performed at the Super Bowl? Aren't they a joke band? That type of s**t makes me cry. I'm like, 'Really?'"

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However, the star did reveal that she is a fan of Adele and Beyoncé, before explaining the themes behind her new album Master Of My Make-Believe.

Santigold continued: "Most of the songs are about being in control of your world. That was a really important message for me as an artist in this process, but also in the world right now.

"We're in a weird place. There are so many riots and rebellions going on. It seems like a truth is coming out."

Santigold's Master Of My Make-Believe is expected to be released on April 23.

Listen to Santigold's new single 'Disparate Youth' below:

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