Last week, the Times published an article called "The 31 Places to Go in 2010" that ranked Sri Lanka at top of the list. M.I.A., who has Sri Lankan Tamil roots, took offense to the manner in which the Times painted Sri Lanka as a scenic "tropical zoo." The article describes the "miles of sugary white sand flanked by bamboo groves" as a "happy, if unintended byproduct of the war." She responded on her twitter by posting graphic photos of children being massacred by the country's civil war between the Tamil and the Sinhalese government, saying "Here is the lush coastline they are talking about."
The song "Space Odyssey," was produced by M.I.A. and Rusko and will likely appear on M.I.A's upcoming third album.