MIA is the mother to a lovely little 4-year-old boy called Ikhyd with ex-fiancé Benjamin Bronfman and shit is getting ugly. Since the pair broke up, they’ve become embroiled in a pretty heated custody battle over the kid, with Bronfman’s family seeking full custody. MIA is obviously not having it, and accused him of trying to use his wealth to take Ikhyd away from her in a series of tweets (which have all been deleted now):
“BEN you cant take my son away from me ‘The mother’. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have the right.
“WOW. THE BRONFMANS WANT TO TAKE MY CHILD AWAY FROM ME . WHAT KIND OF SHIT IS THAT ? THEY NEVER SEE HIM.
“Every child needs the MOTHER, I GREW UP WITHOUT A DAD. If grew up without my mother I wouldn’t be here.”
Things got even messier yesterday when MIA was hit with a restraining order after apparently threatening to take her son to London to get him away from the drama. Filed in Kings County, NY, the order bans her from taking Ikhyd out of Brooklyn.
From The New York Post:
A source tells us, “M.I.A has been texting and calling Ben, saying she will take their son to London, even though they both live in Brooklyn and the child goes to school there.” The source added, “Ben filed a motion for a temporary restraining order preventing her from taking their son to the UK against his wishes.” The court granted Bronfman’s petition, and M.I.A was served with the legal paperwork last night.
Here’s hoping this can somehow be worked out quickly and painlessly, since everyone knows it’s the kids who suffer most in situations like this. I don’t know much about MIA’s private life or why their relationship broke down (if it was ever even made public), but people need to keep that shit mature when there’s a little one involved.