Make sure you peep the last sentence of this report…
In the wake of the “Paper Planes” singer’s Super Bowl controversy, sources tell us the London-born beauty has split with Benjamin Bronfman , her longtime fiancé and the father of her son. One insider tells us that M.I.A., 36, is spending most of her time in her native London, while Bronfman, 29, and their progeny, Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman , who turns 3 on Saturday, are living in New York. The source adds that Ben’s mother, philanthropist Sherry Bronfman , is helping to take care of his son.
Another source says that M.I.A., whose real name is Mathangi (Maya) Arulpragasam, “sometimes goes six weeks without seeing” Ikhyd. Bronfman, an environmentalist and former guitarist for the punk reggae band The Exit, is also the son of Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. Reps for M.I.A. did not respond to requests for comment by deadline. An email to Bronfman’s business, Global Thermostat, on the upper West Side, also produced no response, but we hear the green entrepreneur already may have moved on.
Bronfman looked like he was on a date last week when he was spotted at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem with a beautiful woman.
Gawker put them on blast for a little mishap on this item:
The New York Daily News has an item today about Super Bowl finger-giver M.I.A. breaking up with her fiancé, Seagrams heir Ben Bronfman, and moving to London away from her three-year-old son. And what’s that at the very end of the article? Is that… the original email from the gossip reporter to his or her editor?
Here’s the very final paragraph, which comes after two versions of the article in question — what looks like a rough draft reproduced after the final copy:
Ben Bronfman and MIA have broken up. He told someone she lives in London and he and their son, Ikid are here. Another source told me she sometimes goes six weeks without seeing the little boy. Also, Ben was at the Schomburg in Harlem last week with what seemed to onlookers like a date,a very pretty black girl.
SMH. They edited that chumpy up with the quickness.
M.I.A. and Ben in happier times…