M.I.A. in Nylon

This month’s issue of Nylon Magazine will feature one of my favorite artist and style icons M.I.A. I support artist like M.I.A., who are socially conscious and make an effort to write lyrics that really make you think about the world and where we’re headed. M.I.A.’s new video “Born Free” (Contains Nudity and Extreme Violence. Not suitable for minors), delivers a political message across America about genocide and the realities we’re facing today with racial profiling all over the world. Watching this music video really makes you think about the history of the world, especially the history of America. Anyone who dares to be different, ask questions and goes against the grain is a HOT MAMA in my book! See below for an excerpt from the Nylon issue…

On being cautious on the Internet:
“Anybody who is called the government is right. And anybody who isn’t called the government is not right… And you know, all governments are connected to Google, and all governments can shift their search engines so only what they want you to see comes up… I want kids to be aware of this digital circumstance… Everyone on the Internet is like, “Oh my God, come and join Facebook!” They’re all so optimistic… and really, everyone is fucking you up behind the screens. And I don’t like that. It makes it difficult for me to interact with my fans knowing that. Google and Facebook were developed by the CIA, and when you’re on there, you have to know that.”

Her film school interview:
“I said, ‘If you don’t accept me, you’re going to change my life completely, because I’m going to go outside and get on the bus and I’ll be a crackhead prostitute and go to jail. And three years from now, I’ll come out of jail and make the best film.”

Her teenage years in Los Angeles:
“I was always going out to LA because my cousin lived there, and she knew all the Bloods and Crips. So I was hanging out with her, having crazy times, and then I’d come back and be like, ‘I hung out with Tupac last week!’ and nobody knew who he was!”

On her unique sound:

“I thought being different was a bad thing, but then I realized it was just different because it hadn’t been done before.”

On “Paper Planes”:
“Everyone was like, ‘You need to edit [the gunshots] out. They said, ‘You need something that’s going to get on the radio.’”

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