M.I.A.'s "The Truff": Releases Lynn Hirschberg Diss Track, Didn't Order Truffled French Fries

Like Courtney Love before her, M.I.A. has responded to a less than kind Lynn Hirschberg profile -- Love's in Vanity Fair and M.I.A.'s in this weekend's New York Times Magazine -- the only way she knows how: angry music. Love's band Hole had the bootleg "Bring Me the Head of Lynn Hirschberg," and now, via her blog, Maya comes with "I'm a Singer." (Sample lyric: "Why the hell would journalists be thick as shit/ Cause lies equals power equals politics" and later, "You're a racist/ I wouldn't trust you one bit.")

But this isn't just about politics; it's about honor. And french fries.

Along with the track -- which kind of bangs -- M.I.A. also supplies two audio clips of an interview between herself and the New York Times reporter, under the headline "here's the TRUFF," just to set the record straight:

In her piece, Hirschberg writes that M.I.A. "studied the menu, deciding on a glass of wine and French fries," and then quotes the singer: "'I kind of want to be an outsider,' she said, eating a truffle-flavored French fry." But if M.I.A.'s own secret audio is to be believed, it was the reporter who insisted on ordering the bourgie fries, which we hear are gross anyway.

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I'm a singer Never said anything else I didn't lie to you Thinking of somebody else

Your move, Lynn.

[WAR CRIMES AND FRENCH FRIES | N.E.E.T. Blog]


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