M.I.A. Fights for Custody of Son

Ikhyd and M.I.A.

M.I.A. is fighting a new battle, and this time it involves her four-year-old son. The “Paper Planes” hitmaker took to Twitter to air out her custody battle with the boy’s father, Benjamin Bronfman.

The couple, who was never married, had a son named Ikhyd in February 2009. They have since separated, but are now engaged in an ugly battle for custody.

M.I.A. took to Twitter to call out Bronfman, who is the son of Edgar Bronfman, Jr., former CEO of Warner Music Group. “BEN you cant take my son away from me ‘The mother,’” tweeted Maya. “Just because you have money doesnt mean you hav ethe right.”

She claims that Bronfman’s family wants full custody of Ikhyd. “WOW. THE BRONFMANS WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD AWAY FROM ME . WHAT KIND OF SHIT IS THAT ? THEY NEVER SEE HIM,” said Maya, whose new album Matangi is due this year.

“Every child needs the MOTHER , I GREW UP WITHOUT A DAD . If grew up without my mother i wouldnt be here.”

She later deleted the tweets, but you can see them below.

M.I.A. Tweets

M.I.A. and Ben Bronfman

M.I.A. and Ben Bronfman at the Grammys in 2009.

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  1. thechutzpah

    this can’t be real. this is not what M.I.A. would do unless she’s really in a bad mood for the situation



    Why can’t people keep personal shit PERSONAL? smh. My goodness. The world doesnt need to know about that


    mumi Reply:

    @BODY PARTY, shut up, flop!


  3. Raj

    Bitch, stop you’re embarrassing your people!


  4. No Name

    Personal matters should be left personal.


    iller Reply:

    @No Name, tell em


  5. barey

    i feel bad for MIA ..i cant believe that bow wow and omarion rumor though..i mean just google kelsnetwork


    Righteous Reply:

    @barey, Just out of curiosity….how much are they paying you?


    raeb Reply:

    @Righteous, lmaoooo ive been wondering as well. he/she is literally on every website talking about the kelsnetwork lol but i wont go nope!


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