June 1st, 2010
08:16 AM ET
As promised, M.I.A. has provided not only what she says are audio snippets from her interview with New York Times Magazine writer Lynn Hirschberg, but also a new single.
In an entry titled “War Crimes and French Fries,” M.I.A., a.k.a. Maya, uses the audio to point out it was Hirschberg, not her, who wanted to snack on truffle-flavored French fries. (In the article, Hirschberg quoted Maya as saying, “I kind of want to be an outsider,” while eating one of the high-end fried potatoes.)
The second audio clip relays the artist saying those moments were never about her – “me getting to the Oscars or going to the Grammy's, that doesn’t mean anything…It wasn’t about accolades or fame.”
In the song, called "I'm a Singer," M.I.A. says, “…the story’s always [expletive] by the time it hits/Why the hell would journalists be thick as [expletive]/because lies equals power equals politics/I’m a singer/never said anything else/I didn’t lie to you/thinking of somebody else.”
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