MIA has posted a new song on her Neet Recordings homepage attacking journalist Lynn Hirschberg.
The star, who previously published Hirschberg’s phone number after apparently taking offence to an article she had written about her, posted the track ‘I’m A Singer’ on the site and tweeted: “TO MY FANS HERES THE TRUFFF, A SONG, AND THE LINKS TO WHAT REALLY MATTERS.”
The lyrics of the song see MIA blasting the New York Times writer with the lyrics: “Why the hell would a journalist be thick as shit” and “You can talk shit to me I’m used to it/You make me hard with the wounds that I have to lick/You can pick on me and I can see it at a click”.
To hear the song in full go to NeetRecordings.com
The article in question featured Hirschberg and MIA speaking about her links to Sri Lanka, her visa problems in the US and her family.
MIA had promised to publish her own version of the article on the site this weekend but instead posted the song and short audio excerpts of the pair talking about french fries and an audio clip in which the star explains her highly-publicised 2009 Grammy performance when she was heavily pregnant.
“It wasn’t just about me getting to the Oscars or me going to the Grammys, that doesn’t mean anything,” she said in the clip. “The whole point of that journey was so you can go, ‘Hey 50,000 people are going to die next month here’s your opportunity to help’ and no-one did, and they still died! It wasn’t about accolades or fame.”
It is not Hirschberg’s first difference of opinion with one of her subjects, she infamously got on Courtney Love’s bad side following a 1992 Vanity Fair piece on the singer.