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M.I.A. (real name: Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) is going to have to stay in NYC because her baby daddy, Benjamin Bronfman just slapped the rapper with a restraining order. She can’t leave Brooklyn with her son without the consent of his father Benjamin. M.I.A. has threatened to take her son back to England, her native country. M.I.A. and Bronfman both live Brooklyn, separately and their son, Ikhyd, 4 goes to school there.
According to the NY Post,
Rapper M.I.A has been banned by a court from taking her and Benjamin Bronfman’s son out of Brooklyn, where they live separately following their split last year. Sources exclusively tell Page Six that Bronfman, the son of music mogul and Seagram’s heir Edgar Bronfman Jr., got a restraining order in Kings County Court after M.I.A allegedly threatened to take their son Ikhyd, 4, to her native London. A source tells us, “M.I.A has been texting and calling Ben, saying she will take their son to London, even though they both live in Brooklyn and the child goes to school there.” The source added, “Ben filed a motion for a temporary restraining order preventing her from taking their son to the UK against his wishes.” The court granted Bronfman’s petition, and M.I.A was served with the legal paperwork last night. On Twitter, the rapper has accused the wealthy Bronfman family of trying “to take my child away from me.” Bronfman’s lawyer, Susan Moss, declined to comment, and the rapper’s record label rep didn’t get back to us by deadline.
M.I.A. had gone on Twitter to bash her ex…the tweets seem to have been deleted,
“BEN you cant take my son away from me ‘The mother.’ Just because you have money doesnt mean you have the right. WOW. THE BRONFMANS WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD AWAY FROM ME . WHAT KIND OF SHIT IS THAT ? THEY NEVER SEE HIM. Every child needs the MOTHER , I GREW UP WITHOUT A DAD . If grew up without my mother i wouldnt be here.”
This is going to get ugly!
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