Brown girl, brown girl, turn your shit down.
You know America don’t wanna hear your sound.
M.I.A. is such an inspiration in so many aspects. First of all BROWN GIRL representation which is pretty awesome because I can actually aspire to look like her (ish). Second, I love how politically aware she is and how her music is a representation of the things she cares about. Third, she doesn’t give two shits about what the media expects of her. Fourth, she is such a badass, such a strong female role model that isn’t centered on looks only (although her looks are very influential to me, as I have said before).
I could go on and list like 600 reasons but you get the picture.
Thanks to my friendo in-development for introducing me to her a few years ago.