Most new mother’s embrace their maternity leave, but M.I.A. might just think she’s the world’s new Bionic Woman. The singer, who performed at the Grammy’s on her due date, is pushing the envelope yet again, hoping to perform at this Sunday’s Oscars, just one week after giving birth to her new son — possibly by hologram.
The Oscar nominated rapper is up for Best Original Song for her collaboration on “O Saya,” with Indian composer A.R. Rahman. The song is from the soundtrack of the critically acclaimed Danny Boyle film, “Slumdog Millionaire,” and it looks like nothing is going to stop her from performing it at the awards ceremony.
“She has all these ideas,” said Rahman. “I don’t know how it’s going to be possible though. Having a baby is such an important thing in your life — more important than winning an Oscar.”
M.I.A. has proposed the idea of performing via a hologram, and Oscar producer Laurence Mark has even talked about getting a large bed for M.I.A. to perform on, so she can be as comfortable as possible. “She’s eager to perform,” said Mark. “We’ll make it as easy for her as we can.”
We praise M.I.A.’s vigor, and we guess she really wasn’t bluffing in her MySpace blog when she said she and her new baby would be planning new tour dates for 2010, making mix tapes, and break out of the hospital. Sounds like the little guy has his work cut out for him with a mom like M.I.A. running the show.