M.I.A. has never been one to mince her words. When she gives it to you, she gives it to you straight with no chaser, and that’s exactly what she did in Rolling Stone‘s current issue.
Speaking with the iconic magazine, M.I.A. reflected on her debut album Arular and even spoke about her relationship with music producer Diplo. However, the most interesting part of their conversation took place when Rolling Stone asked M.I.A. her thoughts on Oprah.
Check it out below.
What happened with Oprah? There was a picture of you two together, but then you kinda slammed her.
In 2009, Time nominated me for one of the most influential people of the 21st century or something and I met Oprah at that party. And I was like, “Hey, people are gonna fucking die in my country. Like, please pay attention.” And she was like, “You’re shit because you were rude to Lady Gaga and I’m not talking to you. And I’m gonna interview Tom Cruise jumping on my sofa, so fuck off.”
Did she really react like that? That’s crazy.
Yeah, she didn’t talk to me. She shut me down. She took that photo of me, but she was just like, “I can’t talk to you because you’re crazy and you’re a terrorist.” And I’m like, “I’m not. I’m a Tamil and there are people dying in my country and you have to like look at it because you’re fucking Oprah and every American told me you’re going to save the world.”
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