MIA denied entry to the US

The star wants to get on with her new album

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MIA has been denied a visa to visit or work in the US by immigration officials.

The British Sri-Lankan star has posted a blog entry on her MySpace site talking about the situation, which she says her lawyers are currently trying to sort out.

In the United States she is signed to Interscope Records,
and the message reveals she is hoping to get back to the States as soon as her problems are ironed out so she can work on a collaboration with producer Timbaland for her next LP.

The message reads: "I was mennu work with timber startin' this week...I'm locked out! They wont let me in! Now I'm strictly making my album outside the borders!!!!

It currently remains unclear why MIA, real name Maya Arulpragasam, is being denied entry into America, where her popularity has grown steadily since the release of her 2005 Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut album ‘Arular’.

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