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LA Weekly contributor Joshua Glazer has put together a neat slideshow for the Urb website chronicling M.I.A.'s rollercoaster ride of a career.

“It's been a rough couple of months for M.I.A. with the difficult launch of her third album, Maya,” writes Glazer. “Some call it classic media backlash, while others will insist that the album's challenging sound fails to live up to her previous efforts. But M.I.A. has always had her ups and downs.”

The latest controversy involving the Sri Lankan/Brit/Angelena involves the cancellation of the HARD LA festival she had helped curate, most likely due to low ticket sales.

Here's M.I.A.'s musical reply to the “Haters”:

LA Weekly