Re: M.I.A. - Bad Girls + Album It's so strange because she's the most influential popstar since Madonna (I howled in horror when I read Peter's Lady Gaga write up, because I thought, "It's M.I.A. and not Gaga!") and yet she's barely sold any records. I suppose you don't need to be a huge seller for your influence to extend itself into pop culture and globally; punk music being the ultimate example of that. With Maya, you can literally see the difference in the visuals of American hip-hop/pop/alternative music after Arular gets released, all that neon and animal print, the garish colours. Nu-rave? M.I.A.' created the look of it. And all of these artists absorbed it. So for her clothes line to sell really badly...is quite funny actually. In other news, I am not looking forward to her duet with Chris Brown. I find it a distressing thought.