M.I.A. Hit With Restraining Order Over Son


M.I.A. Hit With Restraining Order Over Son

The rapper threatened to take her son away from ex-husband.

Published March 15, 2013

M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” was more than a just an eye-popping video, at least according to a Brooklyn court.

The NY Post reports that the rapper has been banned from taking her son with Benjamin Bronfman out of Brooklyn, where they both live in separate residences after they broke up in 2012. Bronfman, the son of powerful music mogul and Seagram’s heir Edgar Bronfman Jr., attained a restraining order in Kings Country Court after she threatened to take their son, Ikhyd, 4, back to her native London. 

A source told the Post, “M.I.A. has been texting and calling Ben, saying she will take their son to London, even though they both live in Brooklyn and the child goes to school there.” The source added, “Ben filed a motion for a temporary restraining order preventing her from taking their son to the U.K. against his wishes.”

The court approved Bronfman’s petition, and M.I.A. was served with the order last night. She later flipped out on Twitter, writing, “BEN you cant take my son away from me… Just because you have money doesnt mean you have the right…THE BRONFMANS WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD AWAY FROM ME. WHAT KIND OF S--T IS THAT? THEY NEVER SEE HIM. Every child needs the MOTHER, I GREW UP WITHOUT A DAD. If [I] grew up without my mother i wouldn’t be here.”

She’s since deleted the tweets. Bronfman’s lawyer, Susan Moss, refused to comment.


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Written by Alex Gale


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