Rapper with(out?) a cause M.I.A. is tweeting mad! After the New York Times Magazine’s Lynn Hirschberg called the musician out as a poseur and a dilettante in a lengthy (and pretty great!) profile, M.I.A. has decided to get her revenge 2010-style– by tweeting!
There’s only one problem: that’s Hirschberg’s number, not M.I.A.’s, and now the reporter– who famously took Courtney Love apart in a years-ago Vanity Fair piece– is being inundated with calls from fans of the feisty (and possibly terroristy!) hip-hop sensation!
Responds Ms. Hirschberg to the New York Observer:
“It’s a fairly unethical thing to do, but I don’t think it’s surprising,” she continued. “She’s a provocateur, and provocateurs want to be provocative…
The messages have mostly been from people trying to hook up with M.I.A.,” she said. “If she wants to get together with John at Bard next week, I have his number.”
Hmm! I don’t know about M.I.A. but I’ll take that number! This “John at Bard” person sounds like he could be kind of hot!