M.I.A. Verbally Slaps Justin Bieber

    M.I.A. wants it known that she is a total antihero-style pop star bad ass. She took over Pitchfork’s Twitter account, got righteously indignant about being compared to Lady Gaga, and made a video about war where a ginger kid gets shot. Now, she’s turned her sights on Justin Bieber, which is kind of like going after a wounded poodle after messing with a rottweiler. Referencing her aforementioned music video for “Born Free”, M.I.A. had the following to say:

    “I find the new Justin Bieber video more violent and more of an assault on to my eyes and senses than what I’ve made.”

    Which may be true but, c’mon, Maya. He doesn’t even know the word German. Cut dude some slack. [NME]