On Tuesday, M.I.A. met Oprah at the TIME 100 dinner honoring the year's most influential people and made sure to make a lasting impression on the influential TV host.According to a recap on M.I.A.'s blog, Oprah complimented the Sri Lankan artist on her cheap jacket and squeezed her hand so hard, M.I.A. "was convinced she cared." Mya ended her roundup with a plea that her new friend Oprah do something about the devastating conditions at Sri Lankan refugee camps:
THE NEXT PERSON I MET WAS OPRAH!!!!
SHE SAID SHE LIKED MY JACKET FROM THE MAGAZINE (THE ONE MY BROTHER GOT FOR ME FROM THE SIDE OF THE STREET AT SXSW 09) SHE SQUEEEEZED MY HAND SO HARD, I WAS CONVINCED SHE CARED. MICHELLE OBAMA GAVE A SPEECH AND THERE WAS MAD SECRET SERVICE IN THE AIR SO I DIDNT GET TO THROW A PAPER PLANE AT HER SAYING " STOP THE BOMBING OF THE TAMILS IN SRI LANKA"
THANKX TO BRITISH PRESS WE GET THIS MUCH
Grim scenes at Sri Lankan camps - Channel 4 News
OPRAH CAN YOU DO SOMETHING BOUT THESE CAMPS PLEEEEEEEEEEASE?
This is a pretty sticky subject and I’m not to sure Oprah will stick her neck out for such a controversial situation. Few journalists want to choose sides in the matter and I don’t think Ms. Winfrey is going to be willing to jeopardize her relationship with spoiled housewives all over America.
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