M.I.A. looks exotically beautiful in this shot featured in the July 2010 issue of GQ magazine.
The 34-year-old “Born Free” singer shared details on her dream wedding outfit in addition to what her life was like as a child.
On what she wants to wear to her wedding: “I’ve always wanted to get married in a white suit,” she says. “I used to work at a Kodak lab in England, cutting photos after they’d come out of the wash, and in one I saw this couple getting married on a beach in white suits, and their kid was there.”
On growing up without her dad: “England gave me a free education, but my grades suffered because I didn’t have my dad to help me. I’ve paid the price. I’ve had the cause and effect, all that shit. I feel like I don’t have anything to do with my dad.”
On her childhood in Sri Lanka: “I lived on a street, a dead-end street. There were like seven or eight houses, and then you turn the corner and there was another seven, eight houses. But my whole family lived on the street. So it was amazing. I grew up with about a hundred of my cousins, playing hide-and-seek all over the village and the temples.”
To read the full M.I.A. article, visit GQ.com.