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Who pissed off renegade rapper M.I.A. now? She just posted the private cell number of a journalist on Twitter.com. Supposedly in retaliation for a story the writer did on her that she didn't like.
According to FUSE TV and MSNBC host Toure (who goes by the handle @Tourex on Twitter), the cell phone number belongs to Lynn Hirschberg who writes for New York magazine.
Hirschberg wrote this unflattering cover story on M.I.A. that was published on May 25th.
Update II, 3:10 pm ET:
Hirschberg has responded to M.I.A. giving out her private cell number on Twitter.
"It's a fairly unethical thing to do, but I don't think it's surprising," she continued. "She's a provocateur, and provocateurs want to be provocative."
Ms. Hirschberg said she wouldn't change her phone number.
"The messages have mostly been from people trying to hook up with M.I.A.," she said. "If she wants to get together with John at Bard next week, I have his number."
In a follow up post titled The Ten Harshest Parts of Lynn Hirschberg’s M.I.A. Profile, the mag called the cover story:
...a fairly brutal takedown in which the singer comes off not unlike a whiny first-semester college kid...
Somewhere in the scathing cover story (which I didn't read in its entirety), Hirschberg calls bullshit on M.I.A.'s political stance, which she considered "attention-seeking, political posturing" behavior.
I've always thought M.I.A. was a fraud. So I can understand why she would be heated about that article.