M.I.A. Blasts BBC for Banning Coverage of Her Glastonbury Set … Which It Aired
Seems that M.I.A. can't perform without generating some form of controversy. The latest stems from her show yesterday at the Glastonbury festival. The easily agitated artist took issue with the BBC, which she accused of not airing her set because of the clothes she was wearing.
And, as usual, M.I.A. took to Twitter to air her grievances.
And if you're wondering what's written on her tee, she posted it on Instagram:
NME reports that M.I.A. called out the British network by stating, "This is a political announcement: The BBC have banned M.I.A at Glastonbury. It's because of these T-shirts that say 'Stop Tamil Deportation'. But we don't give a f---, and you know why? We are going to do the best f---ing show tonight and it ain't gonna be on TV. I'm here, you're here and that's all we f---ing care about. Hashtag freedom motherf---er."
But BBC DJ Stuart Maconie wondered what the artist was getting all worked up about. He took to (where else?) Twitter, and said that M.I.A.'s performance would be broadcast. And it was, which resulted in yet another tweet.
So who knows if this is all settled. With the outspoken M.I.A. at the center, we doubt this is the end. While we wait for another round, check out M.I.A.'s controversial (duh) new video for 'Double Bubble Trouble,' which features real-life 3-D-printed guns.