M.I.A. , a.k.a. Maya Arulpragasam, was the featured act at the official after-party for the MTV Movie Awards. Dressed as a neon jester in a thick platinum wig, the Sri Lankan singer jumped around the stage, singing her hits during the 30-minute set.
But here's the (Celebs Gone) good part: M.I.A. climbed on top of a photobooth and announced she was getting paid $100,000 for the gig . . . and that she’s giving it all away!
"I'm using it to build schools in Liberia,” she announced. Break that down, and it's about $3333.33 a minute for her singing, which is almost enough for two schools. (It costs $52,000 to build a school for 1,000.) Now, wouldn't it be cool if MTV threw in an extra $4K?