Maya Arulpragasam, better-known by her alias M.I.A., is definitely one of the world's baddest bitches. After killing off gingers in her "Born Free" video and flipping off the football-loving grandmas of America on Super Bowl Sunday, she solidified her place in world history as such.
Today, she celebrates her 37th birthday today, but she remains timely as a musical icon. This diva hit the scene in 2005 with a boom and a blast. Her original amalgam of hip-hop, grime, and world-music sounds were like nothing we'd heard before. Everyone from your mama to your little cousin got hooked, not just on "Paper Planes" but on M.I.A. herself.
The musical master will bring her heavy-hitting sounds and killer vocals back to our attention with Matangi this year. With danceable singles like "Bad Girls" and the touches of techno in "Come Walk with Me," M.I.A. is back and fiercer than ever. In honor of her birthday, we're honoring the songstress and five other Cancer goddesses, peaks and valleys and all.