Yikes! I didn’t even realize M.I.A. was in the midst of a custody battle… but based on some recent tweets from the Bad Girls singer… she’s def got some babydaddy drama popping off in the courts. As she’s been working on her next album, she’s also been, apparently, fighting to get full custody of her four year-old son. But she’s up against some serious resistance from her ex-fiancé and things are getting intense (as custody battles are wont to do… shouts-out to Halle Berry, lol). Click inside to learn more!
Jezebel has the deets:
Queen of Controversy M.I.A. is currently embroiled in a vicious custody battle over her 4-year-old son, Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, with her estranged ex-fiancé Benjamin Bronfman, the environmentalist son of Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. (and part of the younger generation of almost-too-cool dilettante-ish Bronfmans). The two broke off their engagement in February of last year, and now the Bronfmans are looking for full custody of Ikhyd. It’s all so Gossip Girl.
Going up against a powerful family like that certainly sounds daunting; unfortunately, nobody told the Sri Lankan singer that taking to Twitter wouldn’t exactly helping her case. In a series of since-deleted Tweets, she addressed her ex by name:
“BEN you cant take my son away from me… Just because you have money doesnt mean you have the right…(sic) THE BRONFMANS WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD AWAY FROM ME. WHAT KIND OF S- IS THAT? THEY NEVER SEE HIM.”
And on her father’s abandonment of her when she was ten:
“Every child needs the MOTHER , I GREW UP WITHOUT A DAD . If grew up without my mother i wouldnt be here.”
Wow. Awkward all around, right? I’m glad I’m not completely addicted to Twitter, because I can’t imagine putting, like, allll of my business out there. LMAO! I mean, I get that she’s under stress but there’s gotta be a better (like, less public) place to deal with this. It would suck so much if they found a way to use this against her in the case.
All that being said, these are always difficult cases. But here’s hoping M.I.A. works it out with her ex so that little Ikhyd has both parents in his life. I disagree with the idea that a child needs a mother more than a father. And in the end, this is supposed to be about the child, right?
What do you guys think of M.I.A.‘s Twitter rant? Did anyone else know about this custody battle?