M.I.A. may be one of the few cover girls out there who is happy to spew private nuggets about her relationship. The December issue of SPIN has her discussing the details of how she came to fall in love with fiancé and baby-daddy Ben Brewer of the Exit. Also, his family, which owns the liquor company Seagram:
“They’re rich because they threw big, illegal parties, so I don’t mind.
“Still, I know I’ll catch flak,” she admits. “But I think I would’ve
been screwed either way. I kept dating guys who were broke, who came
from the streets, or from backgrounds like mine, but they didn’t
necessarily treat me any better. My fiancé is really a great guy.”
Beyoncé would just purse her lips be all, “next question, bitch” but Maya’s just like, “Sure, I’ll tell you exactly what I think of my future in-laws in a music magazine. Why not?” Also, she can get away with wearing a gold-studded doorman’s cap and a bronze-ified junk necklace as cover accessories.