M.I.A. Says Jay-Z Told Her to Sign Settlement With NFL After Super Bowl Middle Finger Fiasco

In a new interview with Huck Magazine, M.I.A. opened up about the exorbitant $16.6 million lawsuit the NFL slapped her with after her performance at…
Monique Melendez / March 28, 2018

Long-Awaited M.I.A. Documentary to Premiere at Sundance 2018

The Sundance Film Festival announced its 2018 feature films today, including several music-related releases such as a Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation, a biopic about country-music…
Arielle Gordon / November 30, 2017

M.I.A. Says That Diplo Didn’t Discover Her

M.I.A. took to Instagram to proclaim that her ex-beau and collaborator Diplo did not, in fact, discover her. The singer posted clip of an interview…
Brian Josephs / August 28, 2017

M.I.A. – “Load ’Em” ft. Dexta Daps

M.I.A. has dropped a new song called "Load 'Em" on her website OHMNI. The dense, dancehall tune features Jamaican artist Dexta Daps. "Load 'Em" follows M.I.A.'s…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2017

Video: M.I.A. – “Finally”

M.I.A. has released a new video, this one coming on the heels of a new track called "GOALS," which she put out last week. The video…
Jordan Sargent / June 16, 2017

Watch M.I.A., Slavoj Žižek, and Srecko Horvatt Talk Trump and Globalization

M.I.A. curated this year’s Meltdown Festival in London, and she got her old opening act/pal Julian Assange to appear remotely for a panel on "the complexities…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / June 12, 2017

M.I.A. – “GOALS”

Though M.I.A. warned that last year's A.I.M. might be her final album, she's continued to release new music. In February it was "P.O.W.A.," and today it's "GOALS," a relatively mellow…
Anna Gaca / June 7, 2017

M.I.A. on “Framed” Julian Assange: “You Should Thank Him”

For almost five years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, hoping to avoid extradition to Sweden, where…
Andy Cush / May 19, 2017

Crystal Castles, Young M.A, Mykki Blanco to Perform at M.I.A.’s Meltdown Festival

This morning, M.I.A. announced the performers for this year’s Meltdown Festival in London, which the singer is curating. Mykki Blanco, Young M.A., Young Fathers, Crystal…
Taylor Berman / March 28, 2017

After Tweeting About Mental Disorders and Trump, M.I.A. Says She’s Deleting Her Account

After eight years of Twitter, M.I.A. is apparently ready to call it quits. She told her followers to screenshot all they can, because she'll be…
Brian Josephs / March 3, 2017

M.I.A. Shares Percussion-Heavy Alternate Version of “AMP (All My People)”

Early on Sunday, M.I.A. shared an alternate version of "AMP (All My People)," a song from her most recent album A.I.M. "AMP drums" isn't a drastic departure from…
Anna Gaca / January 23, 2017

Listen to M.I.A.’s New Single “Foreign Friend”

Ahead of what might be her final album, M.I.A. has released "Foreign Friend," featuring Jamaican dancehall singer Dexta Daps. The track originally leaked back in March, but an official version dropped…
Josh Rosenberg / September 7, 2016

M.I.A. Debuts ‘Freedun,’ Featuring Zayn Malik

M.I.A. is fast approaching the September 9 release date for her fifth and, possibly, final album, A.I.M. To that end, she premiered another new song, "Freedun," on Annie…
Anna Gaca / September 1, 2016

M.I.A. Finally Releases Diplo-Produced Version of ‘Bird Song’

The Diplo-produced version of M.I.A.'s "Bird Song" was supposed to arrive this past Friday, but it appears that issues with her label delayed the release. M.I.A.'s…
Brian Josephs / August 18, 2016

M.I.A. Says the NFL Controversy ‘Buried’ Her Last Album ‘Matangi’

M.I.A.'s last album Matangi — released in late 2013 on her own N.E.E.T. imprint via Interscope — didn't exactly light up the charts, peaking at just No.
Dan Weiss / August 16, 2016
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