In a recent interview with UK magazine Evening Standard, M.I.A opened up about the Black Lives Matter movement and Beyoncé s 2016 Superbowl Halftime Show performance.

“It’s interesting that in America the problem you’re allowed to talk about is Black Lives Matter. It’s not a new thing to me — it’s what Lauryn Hill was saying in the 1990s, or Public Enemy in the 1980s,” M.I.A. said in the interview. “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter? Or this kid in Pakistan matters? That’s a more interesting question. You can’t ask it on a song that’s on Apple, you cannot ask it on an American TV programme, you cannot create that tag on Twitter, Michelle Obama is not going to hump you back.”

The writer of the article, Richard Goodwin, wrote that M.I.A didn’t actually see the halftime performance and when the interview dropped, M.I.A took to Twitter to say that she wasn’t coming for Beyoncé but that she was really just wondering how it could be one and not the other in society right now.

This is yet another case of someone asking black celebrities to make everybody’s else’s fight their own.

You can read the full interview here.

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