M.I.A.'s Gossip-Pages Custody Battle Leads to Restraining Order

'Matangi' rapper reportedly can't take child to London

M.I.A. in February / Photo by Getty Images
Marc Hogan

M.I.A., never known for restraint, now might be subject to a restraining order. "Bronfman son won't go MIA," screams the (let's face it) beautifully composed headline on the New York Post's Page Six. Unnamed sources tell the gossip page that M.I.A.'s former fiancé Benjamin Bronfman successfully filed for a temporary restraining order to keep M.I.A. from taking the couple's four-year-old son, Ikhyd, back to the "Bad Girls" rapper's native London.

The reports come after M.I.A. shared and then deleted a string of [sic] Twitter messages that suggest she and Bronfman, the son of Seagram heir and former Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., are locked in a custody fight. "BEN you cant take my son away from me 'The mother,'" M.I.A. wrote. "Just because you have money doesnt mean you hav ethe right ." That sounds like a potential lyric for Matangi, M.I.A.'s long-forthcoming follow-up to the exhilarating Vicki Leekx mixtape and abrasive Maya; she shared a "Matangi Mix" earlier this month.

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