Singer Gets Engaged

Sri Lankan born singer MIA is perhaps best associated with left-wing struggles to address third world concerns, but the singer has spoken out after getting engaged to an heir to the Seagram beverage firm.

MIA has had a stunning year, with her single 'Paper Planes' waltzing up the US Billlboard charts, with the audience seemingly oblivious to its connotations of illegal immigration. The world-pop starlet blends styles from across continents to create something truly modern, and truly multi-cultural.

With her last tour titled 'People Vs Money' more than a few eyebrows were raised when MIA announced her engagement to Ben Brewer, the son of Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. However, in a new interview with Spin magazine she reveals that she isn't concerned by wealth. "I fell in love. It is what it is" she explains.

However, she admits that she does sometimes find the situation a bit unusual. "It's like crossing over to the other side. I've always had that fuck-the-system mentality, and his dad is so 'the System.' But then, they're the most liberal family -- they bootlegged alcohol, for God's sake. They're rich because they threw big, illegal parties, so I don't mind."

MIA also admits that she may well be criticized, but feels ready to cope. "I think I would've been screwed either way. I kept dating guys who were broke, who came from the streets, or from backgrounds like mine, but they didn't necessarily treat me any better. My fiancé is really a great guy."

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