February 22, 2006
Deeyah really want to hurt me
There is the odd occasion when hip hop's pretentions to edgy social commentary are justified. Self-proclaimed Muslim Madonna and Asian J-Lo, Deeyah has reportedly received threats after airing "What Will It Be", a video where "she casts off a burka to reveal a bikini". Sure to annoy some people, that.
Quite right. Though saying so in quite this way remains brave, foolhardy or just clever marketing. Given recent events I expect reviews might be a bit more robust than those Madonna received for her "Like A Prayer" video. Fun for Canadian popcult pixie and feminista, Irshad Manji to have a brief cameo.
The bikini and the burka Update: The Muslim Council of Britain reportedly claims Deeyah is no Muslim. How obnoxious of them.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 22, 2006 09:27 AM
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