Posts with tag "M.I.A."

  • Rapper M.I.A. vs The New York Times: Food Fight!

    Posted Jun 2nd 2010 at 04:00 PM by Ben Widdicombe

    M.I.A., the provocative British-Sri Lankan rapper, is famous for supporting righteous warfare in her highly-political lyrics. Now, she's engaged in a pitched battle with a celebrity journalist over an unflattering profile that appeared in the New York Times Magazine. This weekend, she hit back by posting to the Internet two secretly-made recordings of the interview that she claims proves the Ti...

  • M.I.A Angry at New York Times, Tweets Reporter's Phone Number

    Posted May 27th 2010 at 08:35 PM by PopEater Staff

    After reading the recent New York Times Magazine cover story about herself, M.I.A. got very upset about how she was portrayed-and in retaliation, tweeted the phone number of the reporter who wrote the piece, the Huffington Post reports. Earlier today, M.I.A. tweeted, "917.834.3158 CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)" After positioni...

  • The Red Menace: Pop Culture Hates On Carrot Tops

    Posted Apr 29th 2010 at 08:00 PM by Ben Widdicombe

    In news that will come as a relief to the people of New Jersey, pop culture has found a new tribe to pick on. The latest unlucky victims are redheads, who have had a spectacularly rough couple of months. This week, Anglo-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. caused a stir with a nine-minute video (since banned from YouTube) for her song 'Born Free,' which shows ginger-topped unfortunates being rounded up by...

  • Who Took Down M.I.A.'s Controversial New Video for 'Born Free' From YouTube?

    Posted Apr 27th 2010 at 06:30 PM by Jason Newman

    On Monday morning, political rapper/singer M.I.A. released a controversial 9-minute short film for her latest single 'Born Free' depicting red headed teenagers being rounded up by U.S. authorities and forced to run through an active minefield. The video is brutal, uncompromising and merciless, but was it enough to get banned from YouTube? In the video, a group of police officers, with conspicuo...

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