MIA at Mermaid Siren Festival Brooklyn
It looks like has MIA has quietly dropped her misplaced political activism and has become more and more part of the establishment. Even though her music is good and hits the right note for the now generation (in my opinion) her politics has always seemed fake and just a vehicle for popularity. A quote from a previous blog of mine seems truer than ever
contrasted to Sinéad O'Connor's heartfelt songs about the the oppression of the Irish by the English, M.I.A seems sadly lacking. To the contrary of what little political message she sings, she has sold out and joined the establishment. i.e. she
"speaks about terrorism and Sri Lankan politics and all the while lives in a fancy house in a tony neighborhood with her billionaire husband
Bottom line, M.I.A. cant articulate what if any oppression the Tamils have had, just a lot of "Agitprop Pop" music. The music is good, but M.I.A. is probably a milquetoast messenger advocating war for moral fags.
Below is a preview of the Maddona MIA song to be sung at the Superbowl 2012