What's even more subversive than flashing the middle finger during your Super Bowl performance? Composing the soundtrack for Julian Assange's new talk show.
Earlier today, Sri Lankan star Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, the daughter of a prominent political activist and a fervent supporter of Assange and Wikileaks — she even released a free mixtape called "Vicki Leekx" back in 2010 — retweeted a post by Wikileaks saying, "M.I.A. is the Julian Assange of pop music." According to Forbes, this wasn't just a dubious analogy.
Will M.I.A appear on the show as well? Assange said in a press release that his talk show guests will be "global notables" who "normally simply would not be given a voice on TV at all. What is fair to say is that the majority of what they have said to me they could not say on a mainstream TV network." So it looks like the singer will fit right in. Here's hoping craft services offers truffle fries.