XLR8R: If you could have Fatboy Slim’s laser show, would you?
M.I.A.: It’s just a dude on some decks! I could paint a picture and post it up [laughs]. He’s had years and years to develop all those lasers and shit. I’ve only had three, and my time is ticking because I want out.
I don’t want to be “the thing” anymore. I don’t want to be my art. When you’re a female, it’s harder to not be seen like that. You become the face of it, and then you become the art, not your art. And I think there’s nothing more revolutionary than to go, “Look, I could have been Gwen Stefani, but I ain’t… fuck you.”
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