Punk-rap star comes out of retirement to talk about her place in pop music, conspiracy theories, and being an artist.

This article titled “MIA's revolution” was written by Simon Hattenstone, for The Guardian on Saturday 19th October 2013 08.00 UTC

MIA is having none of it. “I am not a conspiracy theorist,” she says.

“Yes, you are,” I say.

The great pop contrarian also known as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam huffs. “What I said about the internet is what's happening now. It's on the front of your own newspaper. It's not a conspiracy theory, is it – unless your paper is supporting a conspiracy theory? Conspiracy theory is too much of a small pond for me to swim in.” I feel suitably admonished.

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