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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paper Planes

I like MIA. I think her music is bizarre and pretty and ugly and a whole lot of other extravagant adjectives, and since this blog is dedicated to greatness on all creative fronts, I felt this was noteworthy. This being an illuminating New York Times article about the incendiary, and surprisingly contradictory, artist as she prepares to release her newest album. MIA comes across at best as a conflicted and earnest pop star (but a pop star nonetheless), and at worst as a narcissistic opportunist who's entirely dependent on the talent of others to create her art. Either way it's a fascinating read about the building of a cult of personality, and how art, politics, sex, and technology converge in astounding ways.

You can read the article here.

And MIA has taken to Twitter with her rebuttal to the article, in which she *surprise surprise* claims she was misrepresented.