Popular mainstream artist M.I.A. says she became a born-again Christian after having a vision of Jesus Christ, and it’s something she’s proud of even if it may cost her her career.
In a conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, M.I.A., born Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, revealed that a vision of Jesus Christ in 2017 turned her world upside down.
The vision of Jesus convinced the “Paper Planes” singer to become a Christian despite years of pushing back against tradition.
“Since then, my head has been in a totally different place. Being a Tamil and being a Hindu, I was very comfortable that I’d arrived finding myself. Which is, I think, going to be weird for America to process,” she told Lowe of her divine vision. “But I had a vision and I saw the vision of Jesus Christ.”