The 'AIM' artist had suggested that her label couldn't promote her new album as she wasn't allowed in the US
Singer says her latest album 'AIM' will be her last
The rapper and activist speaks exclusively to NME
Rapper's fifth album 'AIM' dropped last Friday (September 9)
"Everyone has to have an element of paranoia"
"Fame and success wasn’t so smooth for me"
M.I.A.’s fifth album arrives with the usual mix of bumps, bruises and bravura. In June she was dropped from the line-up of London’s Afropunk Fest after making controversial comments about…
The ‘Pinkprint’ rapper gave a shoutout to the British artist
Singer has mixed feelings over ‘Freedun’ collaboration
Album 'AIM' is out next week
Diplo co-produced her biggest hit, but the pair have had a fraught relationship in recent years
Singer recently hit out at her label for not releasing Diplo collaboration
The pair have worked together for the first since 2010 on a new track called 'Birds'
Rapper drops a Blaqstarr remix of the Diplo-produced tune
MIA wrote the song on WhatsApp together with the ex-One Direction star
The track will be the pair’s first collaboration since 2010
"This is a perfect example of "allowed" voice"
The festival faced a backlash due to comments the rapper had made about Black Lives Matter
Artist has also been dropped as Afropunk headliner
It will be trailed by a new single called 'Go Off' which debuts tomorrow (July 15)
Rapper also says she's on the verge of leaking her forthcoming fifth album
MIA will still be headlining this year's festival
The rapper will headline the first UK edition of the event in September
The Brooklyn-based bash is making it's way to London in September
Watch the artist's latest visuals
Plans appear to be on hold for now
'Lion King' sample also removed from 'MIA OLA' after legal threats
Artist teases new track 'Finally' from upcoming fifth album
Artist claims she has no visa to tour or work in America
Includes the lines: “Doves cry” and "I'm a parrot/ I'm robin this joint"