"no one on the corner got a swagga like us..."--M.I.A.
Grammys, February 8, 2009Although she was both criticized and hailed for her choice to perform on her due date at nine months pregnant, not only was the performance ridiculously hot, but M.I.A. is pretty badass. Jumping and waddling around the stage--intermittently dry humping the air, rubbing her belly, and waving her arms in tune with the music--she left plenty of anxiety in the audience as she stepped up and down the stairs and veered what appeared to be dangerously close to the edge of the stage for someone whose balance can't be at its best, but she thrilled with an amazing and electrifying presence. Her friends onstage with her weren't too bad, either.