Political-activist-cum-pop-princess M.I.A has claimed that video games are teaching kids violence - and preparing them for war.
However, the outspoken Paper Planes songwriter - real name Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam - said she was resigned to her young son playing 18/M-rated titles as he grows up.
She told Connect magazine in the US that she "saw violence all the time" during her upbringing in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, adding: "My kid's gonna see it, but he's gonna see it in computer games."
She continued: "I don't know which is worse. The fact that I saw it in my life has maybe given me lots of issues, but there's a whole generation of American kids seeing violence on their computer screens and then getting shipped off to Afghanistan.
"They feel like they know the violence when they don't. Not having a proper understanding of violence, especially what it's like on the receiving end of it, just makes you interpret it wrong and makes inflicting violence easier."