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Belly Laugh: M.I.A. deserves a multitude of kudos (or at least as many as can fit under her dress -- and that's still a lot of kudos) for not only performing at the Grammy Awards on her actual due date but also making it through the night without ruining her bright blue kicks with an inconveniently timed water breakage. And we can all agree that anyone who's spent the last nine months growing a human being should be encouraged to put comfort above all. For the pocketsize British rapper, that means wobbling onto the red carpet wrapped up in the world's coziest comforter, the better for keeping her baking bun warm during its final moments in the oven. Perhaps to minimize criticism of her bulbous bedclothes, she chose a pattern that's hypnotic enough to lull us into a Magic Eye-like trance, which, depending on which way we tilt our head and squint our eyes, produces either the image of a ship bobbing on the horizon or a morbidly obese Smurfette binging on an entire family of creepy blue anthropomorphic M&Ms. And just in case you aren't sure whether M.I.A. is on the joke, read on to check out her onstage outfit ...
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