In a fascinating bit of audio (posted on her blog under the heading “War Crimes And French Fries”), M.I.A. reveals it was Hirschberg – not her - who ordered the truffle fries when the two met at the posh Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills. J’accuse!
In the drowsy tune posted along with the sound bites (Pitchfork notes that it appears to sample the Various Production track “Hater”), M.I.A. seems to take aim at journalists in general, and maybe Hirschberg specifically, when she sings “You write your own reviews to get away with it… You’re a racist, I wouldn’t trust you one bit.”
Hear it for yourself:
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While music stars and media outlets alike have generally sided with Hirschberg, we wonder whether M.I.A.’s latest release will prompt anyone to take a fresh look at the article. And in any case, it’s your move, Lynn.