MIA Pens Song for 'Racist' NYT Reporter

Sample lyric: 'You're a racist / I wouldn't trust you one bit.'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2010 9:37 AM CDT
MIA Pens Song for 'Racist' NYT Reporter
In this Sunday, Feb. 6, 2009 file photo, MIA poses for a photograph backstage at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

(Newser) – MIA isn't stopping at sharing Lynn Hirschberg’s phone number with the Twitterverse in retaliation for the reporter’s unflattering New York Times Magazine profile of the singer. MIA's latest move: a song for Hirschberg—aptly titled “IM A SINGER”—which poses the lyrical question, “Why the hell would journalists be thick as shit?” The obvious answer: “‘Cause lies equals power equals politics.”

MIA posted the song and two audio clips supposedly from the interview on her blog, New York reports. The more damning of the two clips appears to prove that Hirschberg, not MIA, chose the decidedly bourgeois truffle fries—which made an appearance in the article, conveniently enough, just as MIA was saying, “I kind of want to be an outsider.” Listen to everything here.
(Read more MIA stories.)

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