The fiance of rapper/singer M.I.A. has brushed off rumours the couple has split, criticizing the media for reporting "unfounded gossipy nonsense."
The "Paper Planes" hitmaker, who notoriously flipped her middle finger during her Super Bowl performance with Madonna last weekend, was alleged to be living a separate life from her longtime love Benjamin Bronfman, the father of her son Ikhyd.
Earlier this week, editors from the New York Daily News reported the British star has been spending most of her time in her native London, while her billionaire businessman partner lives in the Big Apple.
But Bronfman has now fired back at the speculation on his Twitter.com blog, blasting reports suggesting M.I.A. is a bad mother for her shocking Super Bowl stunt.
In a series of posts on Thursday, he wrote, "its (sic) sad to see our media in such a state unfounded gossipy nonsense when there are real problems in the world.
"[The] media needs to rethink it's (sic) code of ethics. to consistently try to tear down a working mother is just beyond me... BTW (by the way) - all this stuff about Maya being a bad mom is completely out of bounds. She's a really great mom."
And Bronfman can't understand all the controversy surrounding M.I.A. - because he thinks she's done well balancing work with motherhood.
He added, "new song, great. new video, great. superbowl (sic) performance, great. MIA as a mom, great."
Directing a message to M.I.A. herself, he posted, "Can't say it enough - Don't let them flip the script - you're a great mom and ikhyd loves you."
The star has been heavily criticized for her rude hand gesture during her Super Bowl half-time performance, which prompted officials at America's NBC network to apologize to viewers.