“It’s important you don’t see me as a Iil thing Diplo discovered because I’m a brown woman.”
All I wanna do is…
It’s how the kids do it these days
And it does just that.
“I wanna go and do some other stuff and take some time out.”
The Lion King Theme as you have never heard it. M.I.A. returns with a refreshed political agenda and two stand-out tracks.
M.I.A. is calling for compassion.
In what we, for all intents and purposes, will refer to as “the real world,” disputes and arguments start for all manner of reasons. Some are silly, trivial, and quickly resolved, while others are deep-rooted, mean-spirited, and can quickly turn into a longstanding rivalry or animosity between parties. In the music world, things are similar,
Thanks to some rather impressive technology, UK rapper M.I.A. and R&B singer Janelle Monáe have managed to perform virtual duets, appearing as holograms at each other’s shows on either side of the United States on the very same night. Appearing at the launch of the new Audi A3, Monáe performed at Quixote Studios in Los
The National Football League have been pursuing a $1.5 million fine from British rapper M.I.A. since she gave the camera the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl Halftime performance, but it’s now been revealed that the NFL is seeking an extra $15.1 million in “restitution”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original $1.5 million
UK rapper and vocal social-change proponent M.I.A. has announced her departure from Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation management company, following-up the sudden announcement with an appeal to her Twitter followers to send in their CVs, saying she is looking to hire “young people” for her staff. Taking to Twitter on 31st December, M.I.A., real name Maya Arulpragasam,
Steve Loveridge, the director of a documentary about UK rapper M.I.A. has confirmed the troubled project will “definitely happen,” according to a new interview with NME. Loveridge had reportedly walked out on the project earlier this year. Loveridge previously leaked a trailer for the long-awaited project online (see below) before publishing a message on his
Following the release of her fourth studio album Matangi earlier this month, English-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A (Mathangi Arulpragasam) has released the music video for Y.A.L.A., the album’s fourth single. The video’s flashes of neon colour work off a colourless background as M.I.A. raps over the top. Watch the whole thing below, but keep in mind
British rapper M.I.A. and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange‘s mutual appreciation fest is set to continue, with Assange describing the Matangi performer as “the world’s finest megaphone for the truth” in a new interview. The 42-year-old spokesman for WikiLeaks has shown plenty of support for the singer in the past, opening her New York City show
The most miraculous thing about British rapper M.I.A.‘s fourth full-length album, Matangi, is that it’s with us at all. The latest studio offering from the controversial superstar was originally slated for release almost a year ago, but was deemed “too positive” by her record label and was pushed back twice before the 39-year-old performer took
M.I.A. simultaneously won fans and offended people everywhere when she gave the finger during her Super Bowl halftime performance in 2012 – now she’s saying it was a tribute to the Hindu goddess Matangi, which coincidentally is the name of her latest album. The NFL attempted to slap the English rapper with a $1.5 million
Ever the rebel, UK artist M.I.A. got some radical help in opening her performance at New York City’s Terminal 5, employing wanted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a guest speaker. Assange appeared on screen via Skype, much to the surprise and awe of the crowd. Assange and M.I.A. are no strangers to each other, Assange
Video streaming giants YouTube may have launched the first ever YouTube Music Awards, handing out nominations to acts like Rihanna, Eminem and Atoms For Peace, but not everyone is happy about it, with Californian producer/rapper Flying Lotus saying he can’t see the point. Flying Lotus, a.k.a. Steven Ellison, a.k.a. Captain Murphy, took to Twitter to
Forget YOLO – British rapper and queen of controversy M.I.A. is telling us the real motto is Y.A.L.A. (You Always Live Again) and she’s certainly coming back to life with the monster track from her upcoming fourth studio album, Matangi. We had already decided that the third single from the record, which we heard a
Hanging for new M.I.A? The controversial British rapper has dropped a hectic sample of another cut from Matangi, putting a 1.30 sample of the track Y.A.L.A. online ahead of the record’s November release date, as well as revealing that The Weeknd makes an appearance on the album. Y.A.L.A. stands for “You Always Live Again”, sneezing