02/08/2012 12:53 pm ET Updated Feb 09, 2012

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

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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