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M.I.A. is caught in another controversy
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+ M.I.A. is getting heat for being selected as the headlining act of AFROPUNK FEST in London. She responded on Twitter:
It's not the first time my words have been twisted - when u see drones we don't think what's the colour of the person flying it? We c USA— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
When I stand for people from all over the world - it's hard to say if anyone is more important then the other. Surly equality is key.— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
Accusing me of racism is no better then being accused of terrorism - yet the number of people killed by Americans stamped wars continue ..— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
Why don't we look at how many ex military personal after killing elsewhere go home to the US and work in the police force— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
It's unfortunate the right wing have coined "all lives matter" to devalue the black struggle - but it's a Hindu philosophy too -— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
To pull Afro punk festival to a statement "black people should play black festivals - Denys the only power music had in the to unite peeps— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
Afro punk owner is mixed black and Israeli - the festival pays me less then any festival I've done in the past— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
If pulling the show saves the cause and lives then that's what I'll do.— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
Ultimately by not understanding my original statement and seeing it as anti anything actually protects the very system your fighting— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
@MIAuniverse now the Internet helps to divide people even tho the truth is its was made to connect people— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) June 19, 2016
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