MIA reveals she offered new track 'Sexodus' to Madonna first

But the pop superstar turned down the chance to record it...

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: MIA

MIA has revealed that she initially offered 'Sexodus', a track from her new album, to Madonna.

As well as performing together at last year's Super Bowl halftime show, during which MIA famously gave the camera the middle finger, the pair collaborated on two tracks from Madonna's 2012 album 'MDNA', 'Give Me All Your Luvin' and 'B-Day Song'.

Now MIA has revealed that 'Sexodus' could have been recorded by the pop superstar too. "I actually played that song to Madonna when I wrote it and said, 'Oh you can have this'," MIA explained in an interview with The Guardian. "She gave it back to me."

Although Madonna apparently felt 'Sexodus' was wrong for her, the track still prompted a discussion between the two artists about what you do when you have it all. "So I was like, what d'you do? And she said, 'You spend it!' And I said, no, I don't think that's the right answer."

Asked by The Guardian whether this affected her opinion of Madonna, MIA replied: "No, because Madonna is true to Madonna. She always said she was a material girl."

'Sexodus' will now appear on MIA's forthcoming album 'Matangi' as a collaboration with The Weeknd. The long-awaited album is finally due for release on November 5 and will also include the singles 'Bad Girls', 'Come Walk With Me' and 'Bring The Noize'. MIA has recently unveiled a 90-second snippet of 'YALA', another new song from the album.

The 'Matangi' tracklisting in full:

'Karmageddon'
'MATANGI'
'Only 1 U'
'Warriors'
'Come Walk With Me'
'aTENTion'
'Sexodus' (feat. The Weeknd)
'Bad Girls'
'Boom Skit'
'Double Bubble Trouble'
'YALA.'
'Bring The Noize'
'Lights'
'Know It Ain't Right'

Read More On This Artist

More News
Andre 3000 reveals left hand guitar struggles while preparing for Jimi Hendrix biopic
The Black Keys perform Edwyn Collins' 'A Girl Like You' on US television – watch
Jack White and Neil Young among artists to perform in upcoming Bob Dylan tribute concert
The Horrors respond to the Labour Party using their music: 'Leave it out Ed!'
Nico Mirallegro stars as young Tim Burgess in The Charlatans' 'Talking In Tones'...
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead MOBO Awards nominations
Jamie T reveals new song 'Turn On The Light' – listen
Idris Elba to rap on Christmas single with Noel Fielding and Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno –...
Mumford & Sons and James Blake collaborate with Idris Elba on album inspired by Nelson Mandela
Brody Dalle criticises Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea over 'horrendous'...
Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers to appear on new Bryan Ferry album
Sohn accuses Audi of 'borrowing' his song 'Lessons' without permission
Beck covers 'Wah-Wah' as George Harrison tribute week on 'Conan' begins –...
Kendrick Lamar reveals new single 'i' – listen
Thom Yorke posts cryptic new lyrics to Radiohead's 'A Wolf At The Door'
Rita Ora to replace Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice'
Poor ticket sales blamed for cancellation of inaugural OxfordOxford Festival
Julian Casablancas plays secret show in Brooklyn DIY venue
Azealia Banks reveals new track 'Chasing Time'
Lana Del Rey announces two gigs in a cemetery
Manic Street Preachers announce 'The Holy Bible' 20th anniversary shows
Apple denies plans to discontinue Beats Music streaming service

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today