M.I.A. Reminds Snide Critics She Was Right About NSA Spying in 2010

M.I.A. Reminds Snide Critics She Was Right About NSA Spying in 2010

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Following revelations that the NSA is spying on our phone calls, texts, Google history, Facebook profiles and who knows what else, M.I.A. is taking some time to remind the world she knew it all along. 

Back in 2010, her Maya album opener "The Message" linked our hyper-connected online lives to government oversight with the following lyrics: "Your headphones connected to your iPhone / Your iPhone's connected to the Internet / The Internet's connected to the Google / The Google's connected to the Government."

Numerous critics singled out "The Message" in album reviews, heaping condescending, snide remarks onto the track. Dismissing her claim, smug reviewers called her "paranoid," "juvenile" and "logically shoddy," implying she was either a conspiracy kook or just plain stupid (they must have forgotten her "Some people think we're stupid but we're not" declaration on Kala).

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