May 29, 2010 04:31:38 GMT
The controversial singer believes her son Ikhyd will live in a generation where violence and the end of the world are obsessions.
Hitmaker M.I.A. worries for her son's generation because the world's youngsters are fixated on videogame violence and the end of the world. The hip-hop star became a first-time mum to Ikhyd last year and she can't stop fretting about the images he's going to witness as he grows up.
M.I.A. tells Complex magazine, "There's a whole generation of American kids seeing violence on their computer screens and then getting shipped off to Afghanistan. They feel like they know the violence when they don't. Not having a proper understanding of violence, especially what it's like on the receiving end of it, just makes you interpret it wrong and makes inflicting violence easier."
"When I put on the History Channel or Discovery Channel in America there's this insane fascination with the end of the world... Everyone's so obsessed with Armageddon, the dates they're talking about is Ikhyd's generation."