In a recent interview with Rolling Stone to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her debut LP Arular, M.I.A. recalls a TIME magazine party in 2009 in which she met Oprah who, she claims, called the singer a "terrorist":

"In 2009, Time nominated me for one of the most influential people of the 21st century or something and I met Oprah at that party," she explains. "And I was like, 'Hey, people are gonna fucking die in my country. Like, please pay attention.' And she was like, 'You're shit because you were rude to Lady Gaga and I'm not talking to you. And I'm gonna interview Tom Cruise jumping on my sofa, so fuck off.'"

The singer says Oprah told her she couldn't talk to her "because you're crazy and you're a terrorist," to which she responded "I'm not. I'm a Tamil and there are people dying in my country and you have to like look at it because you're fucking Oprah and every American told me you're going to save the world."

Very strange.