M.I.A. has said all along that she was going to perform at both the Grammy's and the Academy Awards this year no matter when she gave birth. Well, it turns out that even though she gave birth to her son at probably the best time for that to come true, the producers of the Oscars want to make sure she is not going to back out and have offered to even let her perform in a bed. Ummm. I think they were joking but I'm sure that if she could give the kind of performance she did at the Grammy's she can certainly stand in one spot and sing.
"She's eager to perform... We've said things like, 'We're willing to have her enter on a large bed'. We'll make it as easy for her as we can."
Well, I have become a big fan of M.I.A. Not just for her song or her declaration that she is going to perform at both events, but because she treats this whole thing with appreciation. She has said things like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and she might never be nominated for anything again and wants to take advantage of the whole thing. No diva behavior. Just excited to perform and be a part of two very special events. She doesn't feel entitled, just appreciative and I wish more celebrities would act like her. Add to the fact that she actually does have talent and it is very easy to root for her.