MIA has reportedly split from her billionaire environmentalist boyfriend Benjamin Bronfman and the decision comes after living in a relationship that seems two worlds apart.
According to the New York Daily News, MIA, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, spends most of her time in the UK while Benjamin Bronfman lives in New York.
The couple met in New York in 2008 and in 2009, she gave birth to their son Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, who turns three on Saturday.
Benjamin, 29, is the son of Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr and former guitarist for the punk reggae band The Exit.
An insider told the paper that M.I.A., 36, is hardly in New York and Ben’s mother, Sherry Bronfman, is helping to take care of Ikhyd.
A source told the paper that she ‘sometimes goes six weeks without seeing’ her family.
MIA, who was born in Hounslow, north-west London, has previously spoken about getting married and her immigration issues.
She ruled out a “quickie” wedding to Bronfman and said: “That’s what they (immigration officials) want me to do, but I’m not going to lose my integrity for that s**t… Iactually want a nice wedding.”
The rapper is currently at the center of a storm over her flipping her middle finger as an obscene gesture during her Super Bowl performance on Sunday.
The singer was performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj during the Queen of Pop’s 12-minute medley at the half-time show, and they sang their new song Give Me All Your Luvin’ when she made the rude sign.
It prompted the NBC network, which broadcasted the game, to apologize to viewers but according to reports today, the incident left Madonna “fuming.”
According to the Sun, Madonna was not very happy, not only because she considered it unprofessional, but also because she stole her thunder.
A source told the paper: “Madonna wasn’t impressed. She prides herself on professionalism. MIA did nothing similar in rehearsals. Nobody knew she was going to pull this stunt.”