Date: May 28, 2010 

Twitter handle: @MIAuniverse 

Anyone who's read Lynn Hirschberg’s NY Times cover story, "M.I.A.'s Agitprop Pop", knows it wasn’t the most flattering profile piece. Not only was M.I.A. accused of taking a passive stance on the ethnic conflict taking place in her native country, Sri Lanka, but she was also portrayed as someone who “thrives on conflict, real or imagined.” Those words came back to haunt the writer, as Maya went on to tweet Hirschberg’s personal number, passing it along as her own and inviting fans to reach out. The editor-at-large saw her mobile light up and responded by calling M.I.A.'s actions “infuriating and not surprising.”