What Drives M.I.A?
Rapper/singer M.I.A was asked in an interview what drives her to do what she does and she was straight to the point as ever.
She told fashion publication Interview Magazine that it was a silly question, like asking someone how they wake up every day.
She said: “Being able to buy things. Not nice things, I just like buying things. But seriously, I feel like people are always asking me the reason why I do things. “What are you talking about?” “What are you trying to do?”
"Somebody told me that if you wake up every day and do stuff that’s easy, and then you’re doing the wrong thing. If you wake up every day and do stuff that’s really hard and you manage to get through to people, then you’re doing the right thing.
“They might have just fooled me by telling me that, but it worked. I think that’s my philosophy. I feel that way about this video we did. It might be difficult for people to get their heads around, but it also might mean something. I don’t know.
"Hey, I can see your mouth moving, but there’s a delay. Because your cell phone goes to America or India or somewhere, and then it bounces off a satellite and beams itself to the other side of the street.