M.I.A Accused Of ‘Glamorising Terrorism’ By Producer Diplo

M,I,A’s producer Diplo claims the singer knows ‘nothing’ about the political subjects that she uses in her songs.

May 13, 2011 by Holly Frith | Photo by WENN.com
The producer, who has worked on all of M.I.A‘s previous three albums and also dated her, said that he advised her repeatedly not to rap about politics and blaimed her political stand on her last album failure.

“Maya left herself open for attacks. She’s not an easy artist to criticise because she’s very left-leaning, she’s progressive, she’s a woman. She’s good in a lot of aspects, but when it comes to die-hard, facts-on-the-ground politics she’s at zero. She’s nothing,” Diplo told WWD.com

He added: I told her at the beginning of the third record, ‘Do not bring politics into this’. Obama’s


the President, for one. You just can’t glamorise terrorism, it’s not cool… you can’t hide behind that s*it.”

”But she totally did. She didn’t have a plan B. I told her from the beginning it’s not going to work. And [journalist] Lynn Hirschberg just ate it up. If she didn’t the critics would have ate her up anyway because the record wasn’t good.”

M.I.A recruited Chris Brown


to help record her new album. Swizz Beatz and Polow da Don have also been working in the studio with M.I.A in Los Angeles



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One thought on “M.I.A Accused Of ‘Glamorising Terrorism’ By Producer Diplo

  1. Regardless of her politics, it always annoys me when I see popstars in the press talking about politics. Just for once I’d love to see a popstar being interviewed and when asked a political question say something like, “I’m sorry but I don’t really know much about that issue, I probably shouldn’t comment on it”.

    This isn’t to say that popstars can’t or shouldn’t comment on politics but some of them do seem to have a habit of putting their foot in it.

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