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  • Birth Name: Mathangi Arulpragasam
  • Birth Place: Hounslow, London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/18/1975, Cancer
  • Profession: British musician; rap artist
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VIDEO: The Colbert Report 11/20/2013

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M.I.A. debuts a song off her new album "Matangi." watch

Macklemore, Lady Gaga Among Nominees for First YouTube Music Awards

MacklemoreLady Gaga and Justin Bieber are among the nominees for the first annual YouTube Music Awards.

The nominations are based on YouTube data over the past year based on fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. The winners of each of the six categories will be determined by fan votes, counted by sharing the official YouTube Music Awards nomination videos on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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M.I.A. on NFL Suit: Young Cheerleaders Are Far More Offensive Than My Middle Finger

M.I.A. thinks the NFL is way off base suing her for flipping off the camera during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. In a recently released video, M.I.A. argues that Madonna's young teenage backup dancers, who had their "hips thrusted in the air, legs wide open," were far more offensive than her middle finger.

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Year Title Description
2013 Later...With Jools Holland: Episode Episode, Performer
2013 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Episode
Season 5, Episode 226
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2013 European Electro Beats TV Show Series, Performer
2008 Grammy Awards TV Show Series, Performer
2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Episode Episode, Performer

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Report: Beyonce to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Ring the alarm! Beyonce will headline the Super Bowl halftime show, The Associated Press reports.

The official announcement is expected to be released Wednesday, a source told the AP. read more

M.I.A and Anderson Cooper Fight, Make Up Over Twitter

M.I.A and Anderson Cooper engaged in a war of words over the war film Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished.

The documentary film examines the final days of the 2009 civil war in Sri Lanka. M.I.A, a Sri Lankan native, called out Cooper for an article Anderson linked to in 2009 that had false information about her.

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Madonna on M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Middle Finger Gesture: "I Wasn't Happy About It"

Viewers weren't the only ones taken aback by M.I.A.'s middle finger gesture during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show. The Material Girl herself says she was "really surprised" by it since it's such an "irrelevant thing to do."

"I was really surprised. I didn't ...
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NBC Apologizes for M.I.A.'s "Spontaneous" Middle Finger Gesture During Super Bowl Halftime Show

It wasn't a "wardrobe malfunction," but Super Bowl XLVI's halftime show managed to stir controversy. M.I.A., who participated in the halftime show headlined by Madonna, flipped off millions of viewers in a blink-and-you-missed-it moment during the performance of Madonna's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin.'" Click here to see a photo.

"We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during... read more

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