In this post, you will find great M.I.A. Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I don’t think immigrants are that threatening to society at all. They’re just happy they’ve survived some war somewhere.
I don’t understand why people make me want to make music that’s a join-the-dots thing by numbers. I find it really difficult when people say, ‘Aw, you should have made a really big hip hop record, that would have been really good for you’ or, ‘You should have made a song like Lily Allen, that would have been so great.’
It is a coincidence that Mathangi is the Goddess of Music and the spoken word, which can be rap.
The first 10 years of my life, I lived as ‘Matangi.’ When I came to England in ’86, my first week of school was terrible because I would put my hand up to answer things, and no one would choose me because they couldn’t say my name. My auntie came from Europe to visit us, and she was like, ‘Just call yourself something else.’
I feel like a mirror reflecting back everyone’s perception of me.
My uncle was the first brown person to have a market stall on Petticoat Lane in the 1960s. He worked his way up from the street. He was homeless, but eventually he got a car so he could sell from the boot. And by the 1980s, he was a millionaire wholesaling to companies like Topshop. So in a way, fashion put me in England.
It’s interesting, because I named my first album after my dad because I wanted to find him. My second album was named after my mom because I felt like I learned all my creative talents I learned from her. All the survival stuff, too. And then the next album is ‘Maya,’ which is not my real name. It’s fake.
My father had no influence on my political beliefs, and to imply otherwise is wrong and irresponsible.
I don’t intentionally go: ‘Ooh, what is provocative,’ and try to do that. I just do stuff, and people go: ‘Ooh, that’s provocative.’