Lynn Hirschberg wrote a cover profile on M.I.A. for this week’s New York Times Magazine. Calling this piece scathing would be too tame, so needless to say, it did not appear to change Maya’s feelings towards the Times. Her retort? Posting Lynn’s cell-phone number on Twitter of course, along with the line “CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;).” Interesting, sure. But we’re pretty sure Paul Giamatti didn’t do that when Hirschberg called Philip Seymour Hoffman America’s greatest character actor.
And because we live in the Internet age, Hirschberg has already responded online, calling the tweet “infuriating and not surprising.” She also shares our surprise Maya would want any more attention brought to this piece than would have been there already. More to come, we imagine. (Via: M.I.A.’s Twitter)