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M.I.A. wages Twitter war on NY Times writer
M.I.A. clearly was displeased with her recent feature in the New York Times Magazine.
After the 8,000-word-plus feature hit the web this week ahead of its weekend newstand date, the "Paper Planes" singer went and posted the cell phone number of the article's writer, longtime journalist Lynn Hirschberg, to her Twitter.
"CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill be taking calls all day bitches," said one scrap of wisdom, then "NEWS IS AN OPINION! UNEDITED VERSION OF THE INTERVIEW WILL BE ON neetrecordings THIS MEMORIAL WEEKEND!!!"
Another thing to look forward to for your weekend.
The New York Observer sought comment from Hirschberg, who called M.I.A.'s actions "unethical," "infuriating" but "unsurprising."
"She's a provocateur, and provocateurs want to be provocative," Hirschberg.
So far, there seems to be no other comment on the controversy from M.I.A. or her label, Interscope.
In the original Times piece, Hirschberg went into detail on the songwriter's luxe lifestyle meeting the firey political bent of her songcraft and "outsider" personality. It wasn't exactly the most flattering piece ever on Maya Arulpragasam, but it certainly made for some good reading.