M.I.A. Talks About Babies, Grammys, Genocide on Tavis Smiley

     

    M.I.A. has been using all of her pregnancy and Grammy publicity to talk about something slightly less sunny than those things; the genocide of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. While no mainstream source has called the human rights situation a genocide, the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka seems to be fairly lopsided in favor of the Sinhalese people, and M.I.A., a Tamil herself, has been using her popularity to go on Tavis Smiley, CNN Headline News, and Al Jazeera, among others, and talk about what’s going on. The video’s not all a downer, as she talks about her music and her baby. You can watch the second part of the interview here.

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