We know M.I.A. for being a genre-bending, outspoken entertainer, and she is always one to upkeep this persona across all media. She recently gave and in-depth interview with Simon Hattenstone of UK publication, ‘The Guardian’, basically putting us all up to speed in regards to what she has been dealing with in the past few years of both her professional and personal life.
On fighting for custody of her son against her billionaire ex:
Well, it was the idea that I was wild, a rock star mum, versus a financial institution, and fighting it in a country where financial institutions ultimately have the power. As a mum, my experience of the law in America was disgusting, because mums don’t have a say. And I’m not going to change that, because it’s going to take a nation of mums to stand up for it.
On her current relationship status:
No. I’m in a relationship and have been for some time, and I’m happy.
On whether she believes she is a good singer:
Course not. No! I’m just a… not really a singer, I don’t know what I am.
You can read the entire feature article over at ‘The Guardian’. M.I.A.’s forthcoming album Matangi will be released on Interscope Records on November 5th.