After a decade of beat-heavy hits, red carpet slays and random acts of rebellion, bad gal rapper M.I.A. is retiring from the music game. Her final album, AIM, which we already know features the likes of Diplo (swoon) and Zayn (double swoon), drops today and we’re expecting her trademark guerrilla fusion of south-Asian beats and anthemic hooks to take no prisoners. Known for straddling the line between visionary and controversial, this ballsy babe is leaving behind a legacy of outspoken style and no-BS attitude—specifically, these top 10 legendary moments that prove she’s a true original.
1. She isn't afraid to call out Oprah (yes, THAT Oprah)
After being named one of TIME's most influential people of 2009 (and rightly so) M.I.A proceeded to use that influence to call out queen of daytime television and untouchable demigoddess, Oprah, for not supporting her community enough. Also for calling her a terrorist. THE LADYBALLS ON THIS CHICK.