ArtTracker| Today’s NYTimes magazine goes in-depth into the life of Maya Arulpragasam, also known as M.I.A. who preformed her biggest hit “Paper Planes”, a furious rap song supporting her Sri Lanka Tamils, at the Grammys hours before going into labor.
Queen Latifah said: “That’s gangsta”, as Arulpragasam took the stage with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and T.I. We were mesmerized.
Three days later, her son, Ikhyd (pronounced I-kid) Edgar Arular Bronfman, was born — not in a midwife-attended modern water birth Gisele-style — but in Cedars-Sinai medical Center in LA. Yes, Bronfman. From her very white, very wealthy Brentwood setting, Maya Arulpragasam chats up Lynn Hirschberg on the dualities of her life of rage and opulence. Read on M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop