Mathangi

from M.I.A. – Bring The Noize Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

M.I.A. real name is Matangi.

“[Matangi] It’s what’s on the passport but I haven’t used it since I was very young. When I came to England, people had a hard time pronouncing it at school. So my auntie told me to call myself Maya, after her Yugoslavian skiing instructor.”

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