M.I.A denied entry to the US

Sri Lankan singer MIA has been denied a visa to visit the USA.

The website AIM puts out the story

It is unclear exactly why the artist, real name Maya Arulpragasam, who rose to stardom with her debut album Arular, is being denied entry into America. Sources close to the rapper told AIM it may have something to do with her lyrics.

Maya also writes about it on her MySpaces page.

Those of us in NYC remember her from the Summer Stage Concert Series at Central Park, last year.

Sepia Mutiny has followed her career extensively. You can follow their posts here. Surprisingly, they havent got on to this story as of this moment.

UPDATE: Manish has this post up on SM. Guess he is on Bombay time !!