Posts tagged "mia"

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

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]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2014

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2012

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

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2012

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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 25, 2011

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…
By: Simcha / January 4, 2011

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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 28, 2010

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]…
By: Annika Harris / July 1, 2010

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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 2, 2010

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…
By: Annika Harris / May 29, 2010

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…
By: Nikki Dowling / May 28, 2010

Quotable: M.I.A. Is TOTALLY A Justin Bieber Fan

"If I’m honest, I find the new Justin Bieber video… more of an assault to my eyes and senses than what I’ve made."-- M.I.A., the Sri Lanken rapper behind my 2008 jam, "Paper Planes," on Justin Bieber's video for (probably, since she wasn't specific) "One Time." M.I.A. recently caused controversy with the video…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2010

What Do You Think Of M.I.A’s “Born Free” Video?

Most music videos from female superstars involve sequins, big hair, choreographed dance numbers and, lately, no pants. Not the case for M.I.A. Her new vid for "Born Free," directed by Romain Gavras, shows military dudes with American flags on their shoulders rounding up redheads from an apartment complex and bringing them to the desert, where…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 27, 2010

Is Rihanna Jacking M.I.A.’s Style Now?

Rihanna was accused of trying to be a mini Beyonce early in her career. Remember the long, honey blonde hair? But then RiRi got a little punky around the time Sasha Fierce was allowed to come out more and more. And while Rihanna and Bey look nothing alike now, you can't deny…
By: Annika Harris / February 9, 2010

Is This A Viral Video For Christina Aguilera’s Next Album?

It's unclear who created these videos and why, but rumors are swirling that these very strange short promotional videos are teaser spots intended to virally hype Christina Aguilera's upcoming album, Bionic, which is slated for an April release. If they are, Lady Marmalade has certainly gone off in a whole new direction. For thi…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 28, 2010

Sneak Peek: M.I.A. In Vogue

M.I.A. hasn't really been on the scene since giving birth to Ikhyd last year. But she's making a comeback draped in gold. Seriously, only this style trailblazer could get away with knuckle rings, bold earrings, fringe bracelets, a statement necklace, a red lip, and polka dot Minx Nails (we suspect). […
By: Annika Harris / January 13, 2010

Cats And Dogs Take Over “Paper Planes”

"Paper Planes" by M.I.A. One of the catchiest songs of the last, oh, five years, only with dogs barking and cats screeching instead of gun shots and cash registers. Awesome. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2009

M.I.A. Wants Oprah’s Help Stopping War In Sri Lanka

M.I.A. knows how to make some noise. At Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People party, the singer sauntered up to Oprah and asked her to help galang-a-lang-a-lang the government sanctioned bombings of civilians in her motherland, Sri Lanka. [Radar] — Oprah, help a woman out!
By: Simcha / May 9, 2009

Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Is Broke, The Name Of M.I.A.’s Baby Revealed

Lindsay Lohan is completely broke. We're talking maxing out credit cards to pay for tampons broke. No wonder she's staying with Sam Ronson. [DListed] Tara Reid jacked Mariah Carey for her butterfly wardrobe, and it looks like Tara's stint in rehab worked. [Popbytes] Did you know there are alternatives to maxi…
By: Annika Harris / March 23, 2009

Star Couplings: Melissa Rycroft Is A “Dancing” Star

Melissa Rycroft, the contestant dumped on the season finale of "The Bachelor," will replace Nancy O'Dell on "Dancing With the Stars." Take that Papa Bach! Oh, and considering she's a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, the competition should be scared. [People.com] M.I.A. slammed reports saying she had named her son "Ickitt." She still won't…
By: Annika Harris / March 9, 2009

Star Couplings: Rihanna Still Loves Chris Brown

Although Chris Brown allegedly abused his girlfriend Rihanna, apparently she's still in love with him and is worried about how he's doing. Is this the beginning of a reconciliation? Please God, no. [Star] Terrence Howard is no stranger to physical violence. He admitted he hit his estranged wife back in 2001. Maybe that'…
By: Persia Ali / February 18, 2009
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