M.I.A. by Ryan McGinley [via The New York Times Magazine]
Not gonna lie - I'm not a huge fan of dance music, and I have to be in just the right mood to throw on some M.I.A. But this woman is a bad ass like no other. With her politically driven lyrics, the Sri Lankan rapper possesses writing skills (and fashion sense) beyond comparison.
In today's New York Times Magazine, photographer Ryan McGinley captures a softer side of Maya Arulpragasam without sacrificing the edge that makes her M.I.A. Click through for the rest of the photos.