We Want Our M.I.A.!


From Pitchfork
Maybe it was the bombs to make you blow. Or the beats to make you bang. Or maybe it’s because her father is a Tamil Tiger and she put out a mixtape called Piracy Funds Terrorism. For whatever reason, British-Sri Lankan mash-up diva M.I.A. has been denied entry into the United States of America. She recently posted the following, um, cryptic message on her MySpace page:
Roger roger do you here me over!!!!
the U.S immigration wont let me in!!!!!
i was mennu work with timber startin this week, but now im doin a Akon “im locked out they wont let me in” im locked out! they wont let me in! Now Im strictly making my album outside the borders!!!! so il see you all one day, for now ill keep reportin from the sidelines to my people who walk wiv me in the America, dont forget we got the internet! Spread the word! or come get me!!!!!! ill be in my bird flu lab in china! liming and drinkin tiger beer with my pet turtel. I love everyone for the support, now i need it more. ill stay up spread out else where.”


  1. I hope this M.I.A. stays M.I.A. forever. Her crap-ass music is what psuedohipsters listen to cover up their lack of appreciation for ethnic music. Tie this bitch to Grime and throw both of them in Dead Sea. Don’t Tread On Me!

  2. I sort of chuckle at MIA’s current immigration problem. We could probably get a better idea of why she’s locked out if she revealed what passport she carries. Then again, like it really matters: Cat Stevens aka Yusef Islam has a UK Passport and was denied entry sometime last year!!
    I guess she’s really screwed, huh.

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