British rapper M.I.A. was all set to come to America to record her new album with Timberland. The only problem is that US Immigration will not let her in the country. Writes M.I.A. on her MySpace journal:
HEY TRY SHUT MY DOOR!
Roger roger do you here me over!!!!
the U.S immigration wont let me in!!!!!
i was mennu work with timber startin this week, but now im doin a Akon “im locked out they wont let me in” im locked out! they wont let me in! Now Im strictly making my album outside the borders!!!! so il see you all one day, for now ill keep reportin from the sidelines
to my people who walk wiv me in the America, dont forget we got the internet! Spread the word! or come get me!!!!!! ill be in my bird flu lab in china! liming and drinkin tiger beer with my pet turtel. I love everyone for the support, now i need it more. ill stay up spread out else where.
Someone on the ONTD board guessed that “maybe they’re just trying to stop illiterate people from entering the US“…which basically caused a Jack-White-Coca-Cola-style (currently at 197 comments) online war over cutting/not cutting the Sri Lankan born M.I.A. some slack on her slightly incomprehensible blog post. Link via ONTD.