The word on the street is that M.I.A. is "having a bad year." Please! Aside from releasing a not-up-to-standards album—we have selectively forgotten the name—and apparently eating the wrong type of french fry…who cares? She remains one of the most dynamic pop stars of the world. Our advice to Maya: Next time you give a dumb interview, don't whine about it afterward. People just look at the photos, anyway. Baltimore MC Rye Rye opens.