What Baby? Oscar Producers Beg MIA to Perform

Will bring 'large bed' on stage if necessary
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 10:13 AM CST
MIA poses for a photograph backstage at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – The ratings-challenged Academy Award broadcast needs a boost, and producers are desperate for rapper MIA to perform her Oscar-nominated song, even though she just gave birth, MSNBC reports. “We are happy to bring some sort of fabulous bed on stage if that means MIA can be there,” they said of the entertainer, who performed at the Grammys days before giving birth. Her collaborator and co-nominee told the BBC, “She wants to perform. In fact, she said she'll do it with a hologram.”