MIA is unhappy. The reason? Why, bullshit, of course. It's always bullshit. Bullshit and haters.
On her blog, she fumes that MTV have rejected her self-revised version of the Paper Planes video and made it even more MTV-audience friendly (although judging by the average MTV show, to really fit the needs of their audience it would have to feature a former America's Next Top Model contestant driving a car with a superwoofer the size of Kansas into a shopping trolley full of dwarves). MIA sticks the caps lock on:
WHO THE THE FUCK IS DOING THIS TO ME?????
THE VIDEO WAS SABOTAGED FOR WHATEVER REASON AND IM DISAPPOINTED THAT MTV HAS HAD SUCH A MAJOR ROLE IN THIS. THE BLOGGERS WHO ARE LAZY ENOUGH TO FOLLOW THE MTV LINK AND POST UP AND COMMENT ON THE SOUND WHEN THAT HASNT BEEN COMPROMISED AND THE GUNSHOT ARENT REPLACED AND EDITED MAKES ME SAD. I DID FIGHT FOR THE SOUND , BECAUSE PUTTING MEANINGS IN YOUR VIDEOS, IN MY OPINION IS A DYING ART. I CAN FILM MY SELF ANYWHERE ANYTIME AND LET YOU KNOW THE TRUTH , BUT THE SONG IS WHAT I WANTED TO PRESERVE IN THIS CASE.
TO ALL MY FANS, LOOK, ITS LIKE THIS,
IM LEARNING THINGS ABOUT THIS WORLD WITH YOU, I WANT YOU TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO ME , I WANT YOU TO SEE HOW PEOPLE WILL SIT AND SPEND ALL SUNDAY TEARIN ME DOWN FOR SOMETHING I DIDNT EVEN MAKE OR PUT OUT, SO PEOPLE WELCOME TO MODERN DAY PROPAGANDA MESSAGE MANGLING.
The impartial observer might decide that MIA's more than able to mangle a message without the intercession of the good offices of MTV, but that could be besides the point.
She also claims she was "bullied" by David Letterman:
The sneaking suspicion, of course, is that if MIA really was an artist whose message was so offensive to mainstream American culture, she wouldn't have been on David Letterman's show in the first place, regardless of where the sound balance was set.