Asolutely a smart career move for MIA. No ones written a word about or even barely noticed that Nicky Minaj was on the stage aswell? If MIA did nothing then she wouldve ended up like that too. Instead MIA took the few seconds the camera was on her to her advantage. Got her name in all the headlines next to Madge - who must be super PISSED about it.
No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
madonna started out being a rebel. she should have known M.I.A. is a self made tapestry in the color of rebellion. and m.i.a. ain't no naive aged young thing. she's 36yrs old. she knows what she was doing and gives less than a fat damn who's upset about her following the actions of madonna on stage by flipping the finger.
(imo her looks are very beautiful)
m.i.a., whose real name is Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam is a real war baby.
The first nine years of M.I.A.'s life were marked by displacement caused by the Sri Lankan civil war. Her family went into hiding from the Sri Lankan Army and M.I.A. had very limited contact with her father during this period. M.I.A. has described her family as living in "big-time" poverty during her childhood, but also recalls some of her happiest memories from growing up in Jaffna.
M.I.A. attended Tamil Hindu and convent schools such as the Holy Family Convent, Jaffna where she developed her art skills — painting in particular — to work her way up her class. During the civil war, she notes as "bullying exploitation" the way soldiers from Sri Lanka's military would put guns through holes in the windows and shoot at the school. Her classmates were trained to dive under the table or run next door to English-language schools that, according to her, "wouldn’t get shot". She had lived on a road alongside much of her extended family, and played inside temples and churches in the town. M.I.A.'s family relocated to Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India where they lived in a derelict house and received sporadic visits from M.I.A.'s father, who was introduced to the children as their "uncle". The family resettled in Jaffna temporarily, only to see the war escalate further in the north east and M.I.A.'s school was destroyed in a government raid. After experiencing violence at the hands of soldiers, M.I.A.'s mother moved with her children back to London in 1986 where they were housed as refugees. Arular remained on the island and became an independent peace mediator between the two sides of the civil war in the late 1980s.
read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/w...A._(artist)
seems like madonna should have done her homework.
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EWF - Maurice White said, "That was the whole objective, to try to inspire young people to believe in themselves and to follow through on their ideas,"