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M.I.A: The Trump administration have ‘mental disorders’

According to the rapper, the president’s cabinet are ‘pathological liars’ with ‘psychopathic behaviour traits’

M.I.A has questioned the Trump administration’s mental health, calling the US president’s cabinet “pathological liars” with “psychopathic behaviour traits”. 

The “P.O.W.A” rapper made the controversial claims on Twitter last night, while she was discussing her own struggles with dyslexia and mental illness. According to her, Trump’s team “show signs” of mental disorders, and should go through “vetting” for their “psychopathic behaviour traits.”

“Mental disorder is serious. Psychopathic behaviour traits should be analysed in schools” she wrote. “You know trumps office shows signs. They r pathological liers (sic). All politicians should go through vetting for psychopathic behaviour traits.”

M.I.A – real name Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam – also revealed that she would be deleting her Twitter account in “24 hours”. The decision, she implied, was to protest the social networking site’s refusal to fund research on mental illness. “Since twitter provides a platform to people with disorder, they should fund research on how we can help, prevent and cure people suffering,” she explained.

“It's a miracle I ever broke out of the end of the ends of life – or made music,” she added, musing over her own experiences. “People will always drag you down or try flip the truth. You have to be mentally strong to do this.”

It’s not the first time the London-based rapper – who is known for her provocative and politically charged lyrics – has been outspoken about the US. Last year, she came under fire for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Muslim refugee crisis. “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter? Or this kid in Pakistan matters?” she said at the time. “That's a more interesting question.”

“You cannot ask it on a song that's on Apple, you cannot ask it on an American TV programme, you cannot create a tag on Twitter, Michelle Obama isn't going to hump you back.”