The Ballsy New Take-Down: A Pop Star Diss Song

by Ross Kenneth Urken · January 4, 2011

Ever wanted a song to lay it down on Ke$ha's obnoxious dollar sign or taunt Miley Cyrus for her bong habits? Kelly-Marie may just have the perfect antidote for a cat-fight.

A 19-year-old rising pop star--still pretty much in embryonic form--Kelly-Marie has been working with 102/GBM Productions to launch her bubble gum music career.

Her debut song, "Steal Your Thunder," attempts a take-down of today's biggest stars set to the beat of banal, yet catchy house music and electronica with rhapsodic riffs on other Top 40 tunes.

"I'm gonna steal the dollar sign right out of your name," she declares in Ke$ha's general direction.

"I'm gonna get on top of that VMA stage/And I'm gonna take your moment and then steal Kanye's."

Her employment of the future simple verb tense--reduced to its colloquial iteration, "gonna"--indicates a bold declaration of intent that profoundly encapsulates her youthful ego. Her allusion to Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMA's indicates an impressive knowledge of pop culture too.

The invective and onomatopoeia she injects into her lyrics also might indicate a highly poeticized future for songs this new year.

"Say nah nah nah nah nah nah nah/This is what a motha fuckin' monsta do/Feel my thunder when I stomp in my monster shoes."

Next she takes on Justin Bieber and Cee Lo as opponents.

"Stole the uck from Cee Lo's radio play/ So, uck you./I'm the cure for Bieber Fever/Let my music be your healer like a pain reliever."

In case you missed the simile, she implores her listeners to allow her song to operate in the manner of an analgesic (read: pain killer) as indicated through the preposition "like."

Next, she impresses us with some Miley Cyrus pwn-age by slamming her for public drug use.

"While Miley's tripping up taking hits from a bong/ I be in the studio just dropping hit songs."

Ultimately, in concrete literary analysis of this epic song, we think Kelly-Marie may be aiming to connote the perils of unjustified hubris.

[Image via Deadline]