If being named as Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people doesn’t confirm your place in the pop culture mainstream, sharing photo ops with Oprah most certainly does.
After being named one of the world’s most influential people, MC extraordinaire M.I.A met arguably the most influential woman in the world – influencing us to read particular books, influencing us to eat healthily and influencing us to reach out and help the community. More importantly however she influences us to be part of her studio audience in case it’s one of those ridiculous giveaway shows where you get ten time saving electrical appliances for free. I am of course referring to Oprah Winfrey who M.I.A met earlier this week at TIME’s 100 gala event at New York City’s Lincoln Center.
Maya outlined the experience via a Myspace blog post:
SHE SAID SHE LIKED MY JACKET FROM THE MAGAZINE (THE ONE MY BROTHER GOT FOR ME FROM THE SIDE OF THE STREET AT SXSW 09) SHE SQUEEEEZED MY HAND SO HARD , I WAS CONVINCED SHE CARED. MICHELLE OBAMA GAVE A SPEECH AND THERE WAS MAD SECRET SERVICE IN THE AIR SO I DIDNT GET TO THROW A PAPER PLANE AT HER SAYING ” STOP THE BOMBING OF THE TAMILS IN SRI LANKA”
SHOUT OUT TO THEM AND STELLA MCCARTNEY, NICE TO MEET A FELLO BRIT IN NYC ASIDE FROM THE GIRLS AT TOP SHOP.
Everyone’s a winner we’re making our fame, Bonafide hustler making my name?
I MET MANY MORE PEOPLE , SOME KNEW ME , SOME DIDNT ……. I WASNT SURE ABOUT MY INFLUENCE BUT……..
OPRAH CAN YOU DO SOMETHING BOUT THESE CAMPS PLEEEEEEEEEEASE?
Maya called it a long time ago – “Everyone’s a winner, we’re making our fame. Bonafide hustler making my name.”
Photo via M.I.A’s Myspace