Bill Maher Interviews M.I.A.

Amrit Singh | May 26, 2009 - 10:25 am

In the wake of escalating atrocities in the Tamil/Sinhalese civil war in Sri Lanka, Maya met Maher on Friday night to explain her people’s plight to Bill’s Real Time audience. (She’s the one labeled “Tamil Rapper.”) There’s a quick octo-mom joke with respect to M.I.A.’s very-pregnant Rap Pack Grammy performance, otherwise she’s cast strictly as rebel ambassador. Maher has Maya step back and contextualize the conflict for his audience repeatedly in case they haven’t been keeping up with her blog, where she’s been detailing the issues surrounding recent civilian killings and the state-controlled flow of information. Watch:

IS BILL MAHER RIGHT?IS SHE GIVING U TOO MUCH CREDIT? Maya wants to know.