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Jul. 19 2010 - 12:42 pm | 203 views | 0 recommendations | 4 comments

M.I.A. Talks BP Oil Spill, Arizona Immigration Law, and Other Stuff

Last week M.I.A. was interviewed by DJ Skeet on the KIIS FM morning show out of Los Angeles. They talked about stuff, important stuff. And when he wasn’t fawning over her, Skeet even managed to eek out a question or two, mainly focusing on how she’s known for being controversial and political and outspoken, and other stuff like that.

When asked about her thoughts on stuff like the Arizona immigration law, M.I.A. quickly illuminated the issue for KIIS listeners:

“I don’t want to say fucked-up shit, but I feel like Obama should just step in and, you know…. you can’t have that kind of stuff in your backyard. It just seems so backwards to me. And I think, being an immigrant and stuff, I feel it. You know, when ‘Born Free’ came out, and everybody was freaking out and stuff, and two weeks later they shot this kid, you know. To see something that you make up and was fictional, to it actually being a real story that’s actually supported by governments and stuff.  It’s really weird to me (Skeet: it’s crazy), yeah it’s crazy, because actually the immigrants do support this state and are the pillar of it and actually.”

With immigration reform in Arizona succinctly analyzed, Skeet and M.I.A. moved on to other stuff, namely the BP oil spill, which appeared to be a sensitive topic for the outspoken songstress:

Yeah, I don’t want to really, like, I left my controversial coat at home today (laughter from Skeet). No, it’s just weird because Obam’s like, slap on the wrist to the BP guys. But at the same time he OK’d more drilling. And, in fact, it was the U.S. who authorized more sort of offshore drilling and stuff. Um, nothing’s happened about that.

And like that, more stuff talked about in such detail that no other questions can possibly remain. When I attempted to watch the remainder of this video, I feared the experience might induce a seizure. So I opted out. There’s only so much learnin’ one can handle in a single session, and stuff.


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    Omg! That is deep stuff.

    And like, me being an immigrant and stuff too, I feel that kind of stuff and its weird, like other stuff. : /

  2. collapse expand

    You gotta order the truffle fries if you want M.I.A. to talk about the serious stuff.

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