M.I.A. Is at It Again With Anti-Hirschberg Song

In latest act against New York Times reporter, singer posts anti-journalist song on her blog

Last Updated: May 30, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

It might be wise not to piss off singer M.I.A.

She was not pleased with an article in the New York Times Magazine by Lynn Hirschberg, and she let the world know it, going so far as to tweet the reporter’s cell phone number as if it were her own.

She then delivered on her promise to her Twitter followers to post on her blog the full audio of her interview(s?) with New York Times writer Lynn Hirschberg over the weekend.

And, in the coup de grace, M.I.A. wrote a song called "I’m a Singer" — also posted on her blog — that includes the lyric “Why the hell would journalists be thick as shit / Cause lies equals power equals politics.”

It’s not the first time she has gone after the Times in a song: She previously expressed her anger over a Times report on Sri Lanka, where she grew up, criticizing the paper for glossing over the political violence there.

She sounds like someone who might hold a grudge.

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