How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Sidewalk Café / the Art of Noise
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
06-02-2012
  436
Stitch:the Hand
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Among the trees
Gender: homme
Posts: 12,812
well on politically correct network television there are those standards. but she showed them what she thinks,no?! it's a little hypocritical though with the trash many americans seem to be keen on yet they have to adhere to these 1950's ideals still on network telly.

  Reply With Quote
 
06-02-2012
  437
V.I.P.
 
Prairie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenna-maria View Post
anyway, it is suprising that she is already 36 years old.
woah, i tought she is in her 20s.
I came into this thread to write the same.

  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  438
Hell on Heels
 
mistress_f's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rome
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott View Post
well on politically correct network television there are those standards. but she showed them what she thinks,no?! it's a little hypocritical though with the trash many americans seem to be keen on yet they have to adhere to these 1950's ideals still on network telly.
i love maya beyond belief but i think it's also hypocritical of her to partecipate in something so 'corporate' and 'huge' and 'mainstream' and then pretend to be the 'rebel' one by flipping the middle finger. i mean, if you truly wanna oppose to certain parts of the entertainment business you definitely don't go performing at superbowl. i found that more lame than rebellious, and i say that as a huge huge fan since day1


anyway, to get back on fashion - both M.I.A. and Nicky were wearing outfits by Fausto Puglisi, and it showed

__________________
photographic | Website | blog
Instgrm
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  439
V.I.P.
 
TREVOFASHIONISTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: N.Y.C.
Gender: homme
Posts: 13,577
well her verse says she doesn't give a f*** a the end... soooo that makes perfect sense for why she gives the finger. I dont see it as something rebellious it was part of the act

__________________
Daria W.Maryna.Natasha.Sasha.Snejana
Malaika.Irene.Mijo.Cindy.Imaan
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  440
V.I.P.
 
TREVOFASHIONISTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: N.Y.C.
Gender: homme
Posts: 13,577
im sorry she says i don't give a s*** but regardless I think it was expected I wasnt surprised at all

__________________
Daria W.Maryna.Natasha.Sasha.Snejana
Malaika.Irene.Mijo.Cindy.Imaan
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  441
tfs star
 
KasiaPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Poland / Szczecin
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,870
Madonna performs live at Super Bowl XLVI with Nicki Minaj, MIA, LMFAO and CEE LO GREEN!


__________________
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  442
tfs star
 
KasiaPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Poland / Szczecin
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,870
M.I.A. performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.


wireimage

__________________

Last edited by KasiaPL; 06-02-2012 at 12:02 PM.
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  443
tfs star
 
KasiaPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Poland / Szczecin
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,870
HQ's


ipapress

__________________
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  444
old-fashioned
 
*ana*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,159
Quote:
February 6, 2012
M.I.A. SHOULDN’T HAVE APOLOGIZED
Posted by Sasha Frere-Jones

The most important artist of the aughts played the Super Bowl last night. Maybe you saw it. In the middle of Madonna’s set, Maya Arulpragasam—professionally known as M.I.A.—performed her part in the new Madonna song, “Give Me All You Luvin’.” In the original video, she ends her kind of meh verse by saying “I’ma say this once—yeah, I don’t give a sh*t.” Also in the video, she makes the “finger gun” hand signal, synced to a gunshot that references her biggest hit, “Paper Planes.” Last night, she flipped America the bird, rather than a gun. Cue apologies and hand wringing.

As reported by Todd Martens and Patrick Kevin Day on the Los Angeles Times Web site, the NFL, NBC, and M.I.A. have all apologized. Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council, whose job is to get mad, got mad about this “offensive material.” So we have two subjects: the incident and the artist.

The outrage is tiresome and deeply hypocritical, in all the tiresome ways you’ve been tired out by before. M.I.A. was illustrating her line, acting out the attitude of the words: performing. Fine, it may not be legal to flip the bird on television, but that’s simply a remnant of the fifties we haven’t shaken. Unless somebody was handing out Xanax with the foam fingers, Lucas Oil Stadium was ringing with the music of profanities last night. More to the point, television viewers were submitted to ad after ad that likened women—negatively—to sofas, cars, and candy. Mr. Winter didn’t have anything to say about that, so I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny. (My two sons, fourteen and eleven, thought the Fiat ad was corny, so I guess they will be safe without Mr. Winter’s intervention.) I say we get out of The Pretending To Be Moral game altogether and use the Internet for important things like posting pictures of cats looking at croissants and PDFs of sensitive government documents.

The artist, of course, is M.I.A. About seven years ago, I praised her for several things, including turning the noxious generalization of “world music” into an idea that represents life as it is lived, and affords huge aesthetic possibilities. She made two albums that received all the praise they deserved, and then a third album called “/\/\/\Y/\,” which received a deeply weird and negative review in Pitchfork (unless you think M.I.A. is here only to provide “bangers” and hasn’t already vaulted way past her “potential as a pop artist” many times) and, most damagingly, the worst profile ever written about a musician, in the New York Times Magazine. (The trend of letting people who know nothing about music profile musicians is as outdated as fretting about cursing. Quite rightly, nobody would ever let me profile an Al Qaeda member; somehow, though, pop music is such a culturally light topic that no background is needed to cover it.)

Maya provokes, over and over, and if some of the provocations don’t entirely work, that hardly invalidates the ones that do. Her new single, “Bad Girls,” isn’t up to much, but director Roman Gavrais makes it an uncanny combination of club swagger and rebel time-wasting in this video, a bit like a Syrian version of “Two-Lane Blacktop.” On the other side of the scale, Gavrais and M.I.A. teamed up for the “Born Free” video, which was banned by YouTube (your go-to source for family-friendly material). Unless you’re living somewhere very unusual, the sight of white people being rounded up and shot is genuinely unsettling and not trivial, not when the U.S. is expanding its ability to detain people indefinitely and innocent people have been detained and tortured at Guantánamo Bay. Remind me why we’re talking about a middle finger again? I’m just sorry Maya apologized.
newyorker.com

__________________
catchin' colds and missin' planes

Last edited by *ana*; 06-02-2012 at 03:45 PM.
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  445
V.I.P.
 
MulletProof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 24,664
I don't even know specifically what happened but the fact that a middle finger is involved just makes me not want to find out, sounds pretty childish. The Super Bowl, Madonna, her song with Madonna (or is it the other way around? ) just bores me to tears..


Let's talk about Bad Girls . I emailed the video to a couple of people and they say they can't stop watching.

__________________
Metal teeth of carousels.

Last edited by MulletProof; 06-02-2012 at 03:51 PM.
  Reply With Quote
06-02-2012
  446
old-fashioned
 
*ana*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,159
I saw a few scenes (the beginning of "Vogue" and "Music"), and it sounded like playback, so I lost the minimum interest I still had (Spears is the only one who can get away with it in my book.)

Everyone I show "Bad Girls" likes it, too. The rhythm is just so good - which is what I love about "Bucky Done Gun" (still my fave song and video), she based it on a silly Brazilian funk song with terrible lyrics and made something good. What I like about M.I.A is the rhythms and the way she sings, more than anything else.

__________________
catchin' colds and missin' planes
  Reply With Quote
07-02-2012
  447
V.I.P.
 
mademoiselle_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: México / Argentina
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,983
She's the bestest, period... I'm little dissapointed though that I would never imagine her collaborating with Madonna (of wich I'm HUGE fan of, top of my list) and once they do the song is TERRIBLE!!

About Bad Girls it's not her best song and lyrics are a little bit cliché like "live fast die young" but still I'm obsessed with the song and the video is MAGNIFICENT!

And about the SB what a great move M.I.A thumbs up for you!! the dumbest way of getting free publicity before her cd comes out! and making more buzz than Madonna LOVE HER

__________________

Last edited by mademoiselle_; 07-02-2012 at 04:54 PM.
  Reply With Quote
08-02-2012
  448
fashion icon
 
yesitsdagny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Estonia
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,366
Bad Girls is too addicting. I listened to it all day long today

__________________
♥Gemma♥Jac♥Candice♥Frida♥CBN
  Reply With Quote
10-02-2012
  449
Stitch:the Hand
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Among the trees
Gender: homme
Posts: 12,812
now apparently madge has blasted MIA for doing it. that's rich coming from the same woman who made all sorts of gestures and put on raunchy performances on national television. give us a break madonna.

maybe MIA just thought she was being silly given the horrendous nature of that song.

  Reply With Quote
10-02-2012
  450
fashion elite
 
LuLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: La Bella Addormentata
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,533
seriously. madonna has tried everything to try and shock people in her time, i can't stand her. she has aged to disgracefully, botox and bad bad music

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
mia
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.