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M.I.A.'s Tour Rider Specifies Burkas, Absinthe, And Other M.I.A. Type Things

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Another day after the Superbowl, another M.I.A. "story." This time it's from The Smoking Gun, who did their duty post-sorta incident and dug up the official 2011 tour rider for the "middle finger-flipping star," as MIA is now apparently known. Amidst the reasonable-for-a-rider demands for organic fruit plates, "European" cheese, Ketel One vodka, absinthe and Red Bull, there's the seemingly incongruous request for a pair of 20-25 year old dancers in "full covered Burkas," which TSG has helpfully highlighted with a red arrow. Anyone who knows M.I.A.'s style even a little shouldn't be surprised by this, and the rider itself is perfectly normal. But middle finger-flipping! Fox News: we anxiously await your take.

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MIA's rider: Burka-wearing dancers, cheese, fruit and booze