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MIA Calls Out Beyoncé, Black Lives Matter

'Michelle Obama is not going to hump you back'

(Newser) - Pop star MIA called out Beyoncé and the Black Lives Matter movement while criticizing the American media during an interview with the Evening Standard this week. Specifically, she wondered why Black Lives Matter is the only "problem you're allowed to talk about." “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick... More »

MIA's Opener: Julian Assange

He video chats with NYC audience

(Newser) - MIA's Matangi tour launched Friday night in New York City, and there was an unexpected opening act: Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder Skyped in from the Ecuadorian embassy in London so he could address the audience via video, Rolling Stone reports. "I have become a fan of MIA... More »

NYT Corrects MIA Article

Frygate 2010, sadly, goes unaddressed

(Newser) - You win this round, MIA: After the rapper posted secretly-recorded audio clips from her interview with Lynn Hirschberg, the New York Times Magazine added an editor’s note correcting Hirschberg’s article. “While MIA did make those remarks” in question, “she did not make the entire statement at... More »

Miffed MIA Tweets Times Reporter's Phone Number

And pretends it's her own

(Newser) - Maya Arulpragasam, aka MIA, must have really hated Lynn Hirschberg's piece about her in New York Times Magazine , because she's just plastered Hischberg's cell phone number on Twitter—pretending it's her own. “CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b... More »

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