M.I.A. Takes on the NFL in a New Video


Remember the middle finger debacle M.I.A found herself in last year when she decided to grace everyone with that finger on live television during Madonna’s Halftime show during Super Bowl XLVI?

Well, looks like it’s come back to bite her in the butt (or finger) because the NFL is now charging the British singer a whopping $1.5 million for her little stunt. The league claims that by her flipping the finger on the live broadcast, that it was a breach of her performance contract and dinged its purportedly wholesome reputation

After it was officially announced that the NFL would be charging the “Paper Planes” singer with that price tag, M.I.A who has been known not to take things laying down, took to Youtube to give a full-blown version of her story. She goes on to say that the league is a “massive corporation d–k shaking” by charging her that amount of money due to one single finger.

She also continues to accuse the NFL of using her as a scapegoat while in the background there were 10 to 15 African-American cheerleaders under the age of 16, striking sexually provocative poses.

“So now [the NFL is] scapegoating me into figuring out the goal posts on what is offensive in America. Like, is my finger offensive or is an underage black girl with her legs wide open more offensive to the family audience?”

Instead of worry about the large fee she is being given, the has said that she has nothing to worry about because she has her attorneys already working on the case for her as well as asking fans to send in any examples of bad behavior by NFL personnel not in line with its “family-friendly image.”

“They want me on my knees and say sorry so they can slap me on my wrists. And basically say it’s okay for me to promote being sexually exploited as a female than to display female empowerment through being punk rock,” she declared in the video. “That is what it boils down to, and I’m being sued for it.”

As of the moment, the NFL have no responded to her declaration, but you can see her rampage in the video below.

MIA Releases “Matangi” Mix


For nearly a year, rumors of MIA’s upcoming new album have been just that rumors. Her last album, Maya, was a hit and many fans were wondering what would be the next step for the bird-flipping, non-conforming, outspoken star.

In interviews, MIA has said that this new album, Matangi, is more of a ‘screw you’ to all those people that burned her throughout the years, but at the same time was her “finding spirituality through the internet.”

Sunday morning, the rapper revealed at the Kenzo fashion show a new mix called “Matangi Mix for Kenzo” made specially for the Japanese designer’s show at Paris’ Fashion Week this past weekend. The track combines some of the Sri Lankan singers favorite musical ingredients including, South Asian melodies, Hindi-movie singing, twisted beats, and thumping bass.

You can listen to the entire mix right here and see how you feel about the new music.

The full Matangi album is due out on April 16, so if you like the little sneak-a-peek MIA gave us, don’t forget to go out and get it.