October 19th, 2010
12:56 PM ET
When it comes time to decide between the safe fashion choice and the headline-creating option, it's not a surprise that M.I.A. would choose the latter.
The musician showed up at Spike TV's 2010 Scream Awards over the weekend wearing a burqa, a head-to-toe ensemble worn by some Muslim women. Even before M.I.A. decided to wear the outfit, burqas were making news because of a ban that will soon come into effect in France.
M.I.A.’s version was colorfully strewn with flowers and hearts along with the phrase “I love you."
Whatever fashion statement M.I.A. was aiming to make, she chose to wear a different eye-catching outfit for her performance, which included a blue wig and some very M.C. Hammer-esque pink pants. You can see it for yourself when the Scream Awards airs on Spike tonight at 9 p.m.
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