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When MIA drops in the club I rep hard. Growing up most my life in the US where few folx know the island Sri Lanka and my ethnic identity is seen ambiguous at the least, it feels good to pop my body to another Lankan Tamil’s Sister’s lyrics mixed over some sick beats.
But my props for MIA is perhaps as complicated and contradictory as the artist herself. As a Lankan Tamil Female performer, I know too much to love her without a good dose of haterade.