Says she knows nothing about politics...
Holly Frith

13:56 13th May 2011

M,I,A's producer Diplo claims the singer knows 'nothing' about the political subjects that she uses in her songs.

The producer, who has worked on all of M.I.A's previous three albums and also dated her, said that he advised her repeatedly not to rap about politics and blaimed her political stand on her last album failure.

"Maya left herself open for attacks. She's not an easy artist to criticise because she's very left-leaning, she's progressive, she's a woman. She's good in a lot of aspects, but when it comes to die-hard, facts-on-the-ground politics she's at zero. She's nothing," Diplo told WWD.com

He added: I told her at the beginning of the third record, 'Do not bring politics into this'. Obama's the President, for one. You just can’t glamorise terrorism, it's not cool… you can’t hide behind that s*it.''

''But she totally did. She didn’t have a plan B. I told her from the beginning it's not going to work. And [journalist] Lynn Hirschberg just ate it up. If she didn’t the critics would have ate her up anyway because the record wasn’t good."

M.I.A recruited Chris Brown to help record her new album. Swizz Beatz and Polow da Don have also been working in the studio with M.I.A in Los Angeles.

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