Eighteen years after her feud with Courtney Love, Lynn Hirschberg drew M.I.A.'s ire thanks to a somewhat unflattering New York Times profile of the Sri Lankan-born singer. One moment seized upon by other outlets came when M.I.A. discussed international politics while eating truffle fries, a detail that painted her as an elitist hypocrite.
Enraged, she posted Hirschberg's personal phone number on Twitter and released audio of the interview showing that the journalist had rearranged quotes and actually ordered the fries herself. In the end, the Times issued a small correction and nobody came off looking any better.