M.I.A.: Hostile takeover
Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Spring 2005
With her father formerly a Sri Lankan Tamil rebel and her debut album Arular referencing bombs, warfare and violence, hot new UK star M.I.A. is shaping up to be the sexiest name linked to terrorism since Patty Hearst. Her dangerous lyrics and gritty beats — not to mention her model looks — have seen Maya 'M.I.A.' Arulpragasam recently become hot property in both the music and fashion worlds.
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