When M.I.A. gave the finger to the more than 100 million people watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night, a small fraction of people watching likely rolled their eyes. But the majority of people watching likely scratched their heads and said, “Who is that?”
So for both audiences, here’s a quick career timeline as viewed through The Washington Post archives. A simple glance at the headlines shows an artist who arrived with a revolutionary swagger and turned into someone who would ... play at the Super Bowl and flip the bird.
(Album review, March 27, 2005)
(Profile, Sept. 16, 2005)
(Album review, Aug. 21, 2007)
(Concert review, Dec. 1, 2007)
(Album review, July 13, 2010)
(Concert review, Sept. 25, 2010)