For Services to Music...

M.I.A. picked up her MBE from Prince William yesterday (January 14th).

The outspoken singer was named on the Honour's List last summer, and made the decision to accept the medal.

There was a personal twist: her mother is a sewer, and has worked on stitching those medals for three decades.

Taking her mum with her to the Buckingham Palace ceremony, M.I.A. received the medal from Prince William.

M.I.A. wrote on Instagram...

"Today I'm accepting this in honor of my mother who worked for minimum wage to give us a better life. As a working class first generation immigrant it's great to be recognised for my contribution."

"Having freedom to speak my truth and to do it through music has helped me speak for those who do not have those privileges. I will continue fight for those who are silenced or persecuted by others."

Check out her post below.

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