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Janelle Monae Performs Via Hologram With M.I.A. & It’s Actually Awesome

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Bang, Bang, Bang

Bringing dead celebrities “back to life” via hologram is hella morbid. But the very-much-alive Janelle Monae performing via hologram with M.I.A. on “Bad Girls”? That’s really fucking cool. (Maybe if Justin Bieber only performed via hologram, he would show up to his concerts on time.) [YouTube via AV Club]

Madonna Says M.I.A.’s Behavior Was “Teenager”

“I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager … irrelevant thing to do…there was such a feeling of love and unity there what was the point? It was just out of place.”

Madonna finally speaks up about rapper M.I.A. flippin’ the bird during their SuperBowl Half-Time Show performance. So, yeah, I totally agree it was juvenile — or that big of a deal. I must admit, I will never understand why anyone would freak out over a middle finger (or pasty-covered nipple) when they’re watching an event in which dudes pummel each other sometimes to the point of incurring serious injury, in between 30-second advertisements that objectify women. Real love and unity type stuff, you know. (Sasha Frere-Jones delves into the matter quite eloquently in a column for The New Yorker this week that’s worth a read.) [Dlisted]

Morning Quickies: M.I.A.’s Middle Finger Upstages Madonna At Super Bowl Halftime Show

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  • NBC is very sorry that M.I.A. flipped the bird during the Super Bowl halftime show. And something tells me M.I.A. is going to be very sorry she upstaged Madonna. [Starpulse
  • Katy Perry dedicated her ode to the penis, “Peacock,” to Tim Tebow, of all people, at a pre-Superbowl show. Is she just messing with us now? [Celebitchy]
  • Demi Moore has checked into a second treatment center “for addiction and an eating disorder,” possibly at Cirque Lodge in Utah, sources tell People magazine. [People]
  • Ryan Phillipe is dating a 22-year-old model named Paulina Slagter, who once appeared in an episode of “Entourage.” I’m pretty sure that makes Ryan’s new girlfriend closer to his daughter Ava’s age than his own age. [PopSugar]
  • Charlize Theron and Carey Mulligan are both in the running to play Princess Diana in a biopic of her life, which will be told from the point of view of her former bodyguard. [ONTD] Keep reading »

M.I.A Releases A Musical Tribute To Amy Winehouse

M.I.A. is one of the many famous friends of Amy Winehouse‘s who is simultaneously devastated about the loss of their friend but seemed to have some instinct that tragedy was on the way for her. Over the weekend, M.IA. posted a song demo on Soundcloud in tribute to Amy and “all my friends who died at 27.”

Give it a listen after the jump. Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases From M.I.A. To Generationals

It’s new tunes Tuesday! Yay! And even though this week is light on the new music, it’s more like lite. Seriously, this week, the fat has been cut and the three releases I bring you are tasty! First off, M.I.A. has just released a mix tape called Vickileekx in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s recent trouble with the law. You can download it for free! Despite which side of the debate you’re on, free M.I.A tracks are something we can all support. Yes? No? Well, anyway, Brooklyn-based bombshell Class Actress and New Orleans’ hot dude duo Generationals also both drop new albums today. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

M.I.A’s Increasingly Erratic Behavior

There was a time when I adored M.I.A. I loved her albums, I loved her vibe, I loved her style, I loved her attitude, and I loved that she was politically aware and called attention to a part of the world most of us barely think about. But lately, it seems like homegirl’s behavior has been getting more and more erratic. It all began with that video for “Born Free,” which almost made a good point but took things a few steps too far when it showed a red-headed kid’s brains being blown out at close range. Then came her freak-out over a New York Times Magazine article. Yes, the writer took some jabs at the singer and implied M.I.A. had ordered truffle fries when in fact she had. But was it really worth tweeting the reporter’s cell phone number and writing a nasty song about her?

But this week, her actions have gotten even weirder. Keep reading »

M.I.A.’s Baby, Ikyhd, Is Adorable

M.I.A. isn’t one to shy away from controversial publicity, but somehow, she’s been able to keep the chubby-cheeked cuteness that is her son Ickitt Ikyhd (darn Splash News) under wraps for quite some time. Thanks to the paps, my biological clock continues to tick loudly in my ear. [NYC, 6/29/10] Keep reading »

M.I.A. Writes Song About New York Times Reporter


Even after Tweeting journalist Lynn Hirschberg’s phone number, M.I.A. is still on the war path in retaliation for The NY Times Magazine cover story that she feels portrays her in a negative light. This weekend, she unleashed her anger on her blog, where she posted snippets of the interview she claims were taken out of context. And one of them is about a detail as trivial as what flavor French fry she ate during the interview. Now M.I.A. has even written a song about the debacle called “I’m a Singer.” The lyrics go, “I’m a singer/Never said anything else/I didn’t lie to you/Thinking of somebody else.” Oh, and another choice snippet: “You’re a racist, I wouldn’t trust you one bit.” I think it’s time for M.I.A. to drop it and move on. [EW] Keep reading »

Quotable: M.I.A. Isn’t Impressed With Lady Gaga

“With our video, we were really copying ‘Telephone‘. Both our videos are road movies. We kill people, and they kill people. They start out in a prison, and we start out in a squat, hunting people down. I can’t talk about Gaga anymore. All I’ll say is, it’s upsetting when babies say ga-ga now. It used to be innocent. Now, they’re calling her name … You can’t really say that Gaga is culturally a change. Madonna was truly unique.”

M.I.A. goes in on Lady Gaga, who she has said is a fraud and isn’t pretty enough to be a pop star. You can read the rest of M.I.A.’s New York Times profile here. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

M.I.A. Tweets New York Times Reporter’s Number

When a journalist does a profile piece about a subject, sometimes they end up looking good and other times, well, not so much. Apparently, M.I.A. thinks all reporters have to be nice to her. She proved today that if she isn’t pleased with the story, she’ll retaliate in a ridiculously childish way. Upset by a New York Times Magazine cover story by Lynn Hirschberg, M.I.A. Tweeted the reporter’s phone number. Her Tweet made it look like the number was hers and said, “Call me if you wanna talk to me about the NYT Truth issue…” Hirschberg handled the situation much better than the obnoxious rapper, whose video for “Born Free” we still aren’t feeling. She said, “It’s a fairly unethical thing to do, but I don’t think it’s surprising,” she said.”She’s a provocateur, and provocateurs want to be provocative.” Surprisingly, Hirschberg won’t be changing her digits. [Gawker] Keep reading »

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