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M.I.A. strikes back at journalist with a furious new song

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Tweeting a phone number was just the beginning. M.I.A. took to her blog this weekend for another swing at the author of an unflattering New York Times magazine profile. Two more swings, actually: First, M.I.A. posted audio excerpts of her interview with the Times writer, presumably in order to suggest that her words (and french fry flavor preference) were taken out of context. She also posted a new song addressing the situation.

“So you wanna hear about my politics, yeah?” M.I.A. asks over a muggy electro beat. “I’ll show you things that could make you sick/There’s a satellite above me that’s taking pics.” The song would appear to be titled “I’m a Singer,” a phrase that also opens its chorus: “I’m a singer/Never said anything else/I didn’t lie to you/Thinking of somebody else.” Also: “You’re a racist, I wouldn’t trust you one bit.” As a piece of music, it’s not hugely memorable, but words like that convey her message loud and clear.

Check out the whole post over at M.I.A.’s blog, then let us know what you think.

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