If you want to read about the whole M.I.A./New York Times interview fiasco, then go to Pitchfork. They pretty much got that covered. In short, Lynn Hirschberg, a journalist for hte NY Times did a story on Maya, and when it came out M.I.A. said they misquoted her.
So Maya posted some audio clips of the interview on the N.E.E.T. Recordings Blog that apparently prove her point. You can also hear a new song from M.I.A. called “Haters”. It’s not including on the tracklisting for /\/\ /\ Y /\, so one can only assume this was made after the whole incident. It is a song that is certainly pointed towards Lynn Hirschberg and the rest of the NY Times. It samples Various Productions’ song “Hater”.
Listen to a stream on the blog, or listen below: