Los Angeles: The always-provocative Tamil-origin rapper M.I.A. wore a burqa on the red carpet recently and her sartorial choice turned quite some heads.
The songstress, real name Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, arrived at the `Scream 2010` awards in Los Angeles wearing a black burqa of her own design, with the lyrics from her song `XXXO` printed on it, reported Los Angeles Times.
She paired the traditional garment with yellow high-heeled sandals and metallic green eye shadow that peeked out from her veil.
The 32-year-old went with a different ensemble for her onstage performance later in the night, sporting a blue wig, yellow sequined blouse, pink pants and green shoes to sing `Teqkilla`.
Meanwhile, other stars attending the gala, including Megan Fox, Halle Berry stuck to more conventional options.
The singer who won an Academy award nomination for `O Saaya`, her collaboration with AR Rahman in `Slumdog Millionaire`, is known for her wacky outfits.
She performed at the 2009 Grammy awards, just days before she was to deliver her first child, wearing a transparent mini dress with polka dots covering her bump.