Whether it's lyrics, rants or just a little flip of the bird, M.I.A. doesn't shy away from throwing things in our faces. So for her latest video, 'Y.A.L.A.', she takes the idea of color to another level, leaving us shellshocked by the end.
In the year and a half since Super Bowl XLVI, M.I.A. has been battling the NFL over punishment for what the league deems an offensive gesture made during the halftime show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Alternative rapper M.I.A. is a cultural lightning rod, whether she's talking politics or making comments about other musicians in the media. She's also dealing with some pretty intense drama in her personal life regarding her child and her ex. A court has banned M.I.A. from taking her son, Ikhyd, whom she gave birth to three days after a Grammy performance in 2009, out of the country.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the U.K.'s annual Bestival festival, and organizers have announced the first round of artists on a bill that promises to be one of the most eclectic of the 2013 festival season. The Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A., the Knife and Bombay Bicycle Club are among the acts set to appear at Bestival 2013 which takes place from Sept. 5-8 on the Isle of Wight, off the coast of Britain.
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