Do It Well: 5 Baddest Girls in the Music Biz
She was never a typical mainstream artist and that’s how she earned her edge. Tie that into a tough Sri Lankan upbringing and a will not to conform, and M.I.A might be the biggest rebel on our list. You have to be badass to flip the bird on one of the most viewed broadcasts in the world. And to do that in a country that you’re not from (during a time of intense Middle East tension)? That shit cray.