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M.I.A. BLOWS Performance At Hard Fest NY, Spits On Photographer!

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Well, we think it's safe to say that she's completely jumped the shark.

M.I.A., who was the top-billed performer over the weekend at the HARD FEST on Governor's Island in NYC, reportedly blew her much-anticipated set so badly that even her most adamant supporters bailed five tracks in!

Although there were apparently a myriad of technical problems, according to an anonymous concert goer:

"mia [sucked] so bad, she must must have done [it] on purpose. she's got some tricks and some ideas, but [I] think she just got so cagey when die anterwoord blew her out of the water that she pulled this weird ass rockstar theatrics and sabotaged herself and the sound system, along with throwing a big fuck you to the crowd that actually came to see her. [I] mean at some point before she went on, they cut the Dj off and there was this whole sound from the backstage VIP area, and the crowd got [to] listen to it for a few minutes in silence, and it was like "that's were the party is at, suckers". I don't know if she drinks or not, but the bit about having a shot of [tequila] in her seemed by far the realest part of the night. The best was the rain over the lazers, but she didn't even know how to make that to work for her, so it seemed like Nature taking pity on her."


And, as you can see by photos (above) she even took it upon herself to hock a loogie onto a photographer in the audience!

Lovely! We think ostracizing your fans and supporters by putting out an effortless, piece of garbage album and harassing your audience is a great way to advance your career, bb!

That is, if you even have one after this.

We're not sure she can even turn this whole mess around anymore.

What do U think?? How can M.I.A. get back on track??

[Image via Alexander Stein.]

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48 comments to “M.I.A. BLOWS Performance At Hard Fest NY, Spits On Photographer!”

  1. 1

    Well, that's one way to react GAGA'S SUCCESS! I UNDERSTAND HER JEALOSY!

  2. 2

    Shes not 'offtrack'. Just because she has beef with Lady GaGa, doesnt mean that you have to too. I admit, shes trying to be unconventional a little too hard but at the end of the day M.I.A is something different from everything else out there. Even though I like them both equally they are both try-hards, constantly trying to be different and give a 'fuck you' attitude. If Lady GaGa spat on a photographer you would be applauding her for being ballsy. Is it not similar to when she flipped photographers the bird?

    Youre a very hypocritical and you need to get your tongue out of lady gaga's ass and actually appreciate other music for a change and not just write it off because you dont like the artisit.

    Grow up.

  3. 3

    That's disgusting. I didn't read anything but I don't need to. "Photographer" or not spitting on someone is disrespectful, immature and just plain nasty. She has no class what so ever.

  4. 4

    ZEF SO FRESH. MIA can't carry Die Antwoord's luggage!!!! ZEF SIDE.

  5. 5

    omg so sad

  6. 6

    Eeew that spit looks disgusting. What's wrong with her? I love her music and her style but damn that's taking it too far. You don't spit at people.

  7. 7

    M.I.A. is a P.O.S!!!

  8. 8

    You failed to mention her show was cut short because of the DOWNPOUR OF RAIN. do not keep distorting stories. The promoter cut her set for fear of electrocution.

  9. 9

    I was actually there as a friend of another performer, so I got to see the performance from the side of the stage. In reality, the sound guys were off from the first song, and it was evident that this upset maya bc she kept turning around & saying "what are you guys doing with my sound" clearly. It sounded as if they put her through like one line and the music was over her voice. She gave great energy and tried to flow with the situation, even crowd surfing and handing out tequila bottles at one point.. it was a great performance, and then it rained.. before she even got to her recent single or even paper planes. At this point they tried to cut off her sound, but she ran back and got her mic cut on.. and performed born free acapella.. then they turned that off.. upsetting her fans and more importantly her.. so she expressed her anger to the sound crew bc she knew her fans would be disappointed. All in all, the mistakes that were made were not her fault.. the show was still an okay show given the situation.

  10. 10

    Wow what a hater perez!!! I cant wait till lady caca has a garbage album and see how you are going to validate it by calling it experimental and artsy…blah blah blah……perez and the other haters can go fuck off!! As far as im concerned i didnt know she could control the weather..plus IT WAS RAINING hello surrounded by electrical equipment plus the rain hello?!! whatever all i know is PEREZHILTON IS A FUCKING HATER!!! HE HATES ON ANYONE WHO CALLS OUT LADY CACA…..lets see he's hates on M.I.A., Grace Jones, Christina Aguleria, plus loads of others…. why dont you take a clue from CaCa and not even acknowlegde it obviously you think your voice and opionion is one everyone should cling too… I for one will never give up on M.I.A. everyone has a bad day perez you should know that if your this big musical critic or whatever you call yourself these days….. oh yeah you should LAY OFF THE METH PIPE CUZ WE ALL KNOW YOUR SMOKING THAT SHIT….EXCERCISE TWO TIMES A DAY HA PEREZ YOUR SUNKEN EYES IN YOUR HATING ON X-TINA VIDEO PROVES THAT YOUR A FUCKINMETHHEAD!!! haha!!!! If anyone knows how to stay out of trouble in the public eye its you and i hope you get whats coming to you!!!

  11. 11

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  12. 12

    Re: shutittwat – That's what Perez does best, distort stories. That's why I find it hilarious when people follow his hate wagon against an artist. He has started so much bull shit with his bits and pieces of stories he throws together to look worse than they actually are. It's part of his agenda when he wants to take an artist down.

  13. 13

    why dont you look at some videos of the event on youtube. yo will see even after htey cut her power she stayed on stage and performed another song without any mic or music. That is not someone getting pissed off any giving up. YOu are a fucking fat piece of shit Maria.

  14. 14

    I miss the old M.I.A.

  15. 15

    I was suppoosed to go to harfest LA,but it got cancelled….Am kinda relived,i never really liked much of her music..but my friend promised me i was going to have a awesome time…guess not,now i know she would of ruined it

  16. 16

    What a disgusting person. Who spits on other people??

  17. 17

    Does anyone REALLY believe you're 'annonymous' concert goer?

    We all know you hate M.I.A. because she told the truth about rerun gaga.

    Grow up Mario, no ones stupid enough to believe your bias slander on either M.I.A. or Gaga!

  18. 18

    deport her

  19. 19

    Re: shutittwat – It's good to see SOME people don't take Mario's word for anything.

    Mario's such a fame hoar he'll start a fight with anyone anywhere to promote himself. The funny thing is Mario's so small he's not even on M.I.A.'s radar :P

  20. 20

    Re: SwedishSweetheart – You really should seek professional help.

  21. sfjay says – reply to this


    MIA is just trash. Please quit giving her any press time - her career will implode on its own (and soon, I hope).

  22. 22

    M.I.A. makes interesting original music, not ersatz bubble gum crap, small wonder you don't like her. Gaga? That pair of tits Katy Perry? They DREAM about dwelling in the same circles as M.I.A. Your puny brain can barely get around Gaga's plodding "1-2-1-2" beats and mindless, monosyllabic lyrics, why would anyone expect you to understand avant garde music with an intelligent message?
    Oh yes, the "realest" part of this "anonymous" tip is that it's (a) fake; and (b) dripping with enough ebonics and grammatical errors to have actually been written by you.

  23. 23

    She should stop trying so hard to be badass and go back to the person she was when she was making music actually worth listening to. I don't care who she think she is, you don't spit on people. End of story.

  24. exBFF says – reply to this


    she's boring and irrelevant.

  25. 25

    Now, there's a woman with class…..

  26. 26

    I think she has post-partum depression. I don't remember her being this nuts before the baby.

  27. 27

    I went to hard fest.. after waiting hours just to see her i was so let down by it.. and i have to say i don't think it was her fault at all… her microphone was so low on volume no one could hear anything. on top of that the bass was so loud i thought my ears were about to bleed. the sound guys were so stupid! after they realized it was messed up they passed her not one but 3 microphones ( which were even worse) until she (including her fans) just gave up.. it was so frustrating to watch.. after she got fed up she was asking for tequila which i can't blame her for.. i've seen M.i.a. perform before and she is usually so amazing.. but the whole sound and tech situation just pretty much destroyed her whole performance.. there was nothing she can do..

  28. 28

    Mario & Fat Sister:

    I said 'jump the shark' several weeks ago and you have started over using the saying. Get original you two fat fucks.

  29. 29

    ah….nasty twat shots

  30. 30

    I think she's just getting back used to being on stage. I think she was this crazy before, but the hormones after having the baby has exacerbated things. I'm sorry I won't get to see her at the Virgin Mobile Freefest just because Ticketfly is a piece of s*#@!

  31. 31

    fuck mia,……her music sucks ass and shes a bitter jealous asshole….just go away, no body wants u

  32. 32


  33. 33

    This article does not do justice to how absolutely terrible this performance was. After her first mic wasn't working, she threw it at the crowd. For about 20 minutes she was chanting "turn up the mic". An hour and a half, and three songs later, when the sound system was finally working, she announced that she did not have a set list and asked the audience what they wanted to hear. So she sang Boyz. She performed so terribly, it sounded like it was from her new album. I am a long time M.I.A lover, but this performance was a severe waste of a lot of time and money. Oh, and her back up singers wore burkas.

  34. 34

    trashy bitch!

  35. 35

    Re: devonzdatny – should look into wearing a burka yourself…

    why is everyone bein so rough on MIA? the sound was the problem. she performed up there for all you ungrateful haters and stayed in the rain as she busted out "born free" a capella. the people in the crowd were going nuts and chanting her name and yelling "born free". it was a great concert moment. and she wanted to come back on but HARD NYC shut it down. why all this hate towards her? i guess i just think she's cool.

    as for you, perez - i'm suprised you haven't started deleting all those posts of you being "so excited for MIA's return" and of how much you "love her" before she stated her opinion on lady gaga. Now it's all hate-speech. and that's all you are full of - hate, jealousy, a feeling a no self-worth, and microwavable taquitos. keep drawing hearts on Zac Efron's crotch and cum stains on people's faces - you are obviously the epitome of class and wisdom and clearly in a position to judge others…

  36. 36

    i could care less what this trashy bitch says about Lady GAGA i seriously doubt Lady GAGA really cares about what comes out of her mouth either..

    this girl is straight trash.. i mean really way to show your ass in public.. who spits on people.. disgusting… this girl has no talent and way too much attidude

  37. Jai says – reply to this


    I like her but, spitting on another human being is dehumanizing and disgusting.

  38. 38

    I like how people are ragging on Gaga when she wasn't even MENTIONED in this article.

    awesome. Haters.

  39. 39

    Perez seriously, i don't appreciate how you can blame Maya's demise at Governor's island on her lack of professionalism and talent. I was there, it was her lack of creative initiative that she fucked up on.

    She is beautiful and talented, and in tune to an apartheid-like segment of the population that is marginalized.

    I was at Governor's Island and she was clearly pissed at the crew for fucking up with the sound one the first few, clear-weather songs. But once it started raining it wasn't their fault either! The storm was one of the more violent to go through the area this summer, it was scary, you could clearly see the massive sky turn U-G-L-Y. and the waves out in the water (hello it's a tiny-ass island).

    I do agree that Maya did not use the opportunity to it's full advantage. She should have rallied her fans (cuz everybody was buzzing about Maya all day). She should have put in like 5 minutes of just beautiful accapella music before peacing-out cuz of the double risk of electrocution.

    And the spitting was so uncalled for MAYA, for shame! ¡Ay foh! that loogie is vomiticious!

  40. 40

    there were some issues with her mic, and the weather was not really cooperating till the end. the concert would have continued if it wasnt for the torrential rain that drenched everybody in the crowd to their underwear. but there was a whole half an hour where most of the people were just standing around not sure what the hell was going on on the stage. but when she did have her mic fixed and sound was good, she did an amazing job with boyz, world town and born free. she would have continued if it wouldnt have been for the rain.

  41. 41

    Perez, stop your hate campaign against M.I.A. Yeah, she is sometimes crazy, but at least she is creating something interesting (well, when it works). We should encourage artists to take chances and sometimes miss. If everyone only focused on manufactured radio pop, then the world would be boring.
    It is really evil how you totally distort everything she does and says to make her seem like a horrible person. It is not fair to take your Web site and slander people this way.

  42. 42

    That is so disgusting. I don't give a shit who you are, that is absolutely disgusting. Maybe one day the same thing will happen to her, because she clearly has no problem with spitting.

  43. 43

    I can't wait until she goes after you, Perez. :3 What will you do then? Call her racial slurs and say it was in ~self defense~? Dude you're the biggest piece of shit, you get PAID to talk shit about people all fucking day. Get a real job.

  44. 44

    Ai-yi-yi! Oy vey! Ayahhhhhh! She spat on the photographer!
    Jeez, Louise! Whatever will she come up with next? =\

  45. 45

    That's really the artist formerly known as Prince. Hahhaa.

  46. 46

    i dont like her but youre really distorting the facts on this story

  47. 47

    Re: St00p!dass DesPerez – lol where is the spit in the pic? thats her ear piece

  48. 48

    i used to come on this website all the time and everytime i see a post were you distort information heavily it takes me longer than the last time to come back. smh