Bill Maher Interviews M.I.A. About Sri Lanka (Video)


    M.I.A was on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday to talk about the Civil War in Sri Lanka. Maher opens with a light-hearted joke about Maya being the Octo-Mom on the Grammys, but mostly the interview is serious, as M.I.A. talks intelligently about the conflict. Maher gets kind of annoying during the interview, because he insists that Maya further explain the situation because he’s sure his audience won’t understand where Sri Lanka is, and the reasons for the conflict. It’s kind of weird to see her on a show like Real Time, but it allows her to articulate her feelings on the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lanka in a way she hasn’t really been able to yet. [Stereogum]