MIA performs 'YALA' on US TV show 'Conan' - watch

Singer performs track from recently released LP 'Matangi'

MIA - 'I Want People To Know I Went To Court To Come To England' MIA - 'I Want People To Know I Went To Court To Come To England'

Video: MIA - 'I Want People To Know I Went To Court To Come To England'

MIA performed on US TV chat show Conan earlier this week - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.

MIA was on the programme to perform a rendition of her track 'YALA', which features on her recently released LP 'Matangi', which came out on November 4. Other tracks on the LP include 'Bad Girls', 'Come Walk With Me' and 'Exodus' featuring The Weeknd.

MIA appears on the cover of this week's NME, available digitally and on newsstands now. In the interview, she discusses the inspiration behind 'Matangi' and also touches on other subjects including her relationship with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who she describes as "one of the smartest people I know."

Talking about Assange, who is living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault, MIA says: "That's kind of how they get you these days. It's your character. They don't actually assassinate you like they used to in the '70s. It's not necessary these days."

Assange himself contributes a quote to the interview. Asked how he would describe his friend MIA, he replies via email, to say: "She's the world's loudest and finest rapping and dancing megaphone for the truth."

Meanwhile, you can can watch the latest instalment in NME's video interview with MIA, in which she says she wants people to know she's "proud" about having to go to court in order to come back to England. You can watch the interview above.

Earlier in 2013, the singer accused a New York court of a human rights violation for a ruling which said she could not bring her child back to the UK until a custody battle with her ex-boyfriend was resolved.


Read More On This Artist

More News
Kanye West denies that he is an Illuminati member: 'We don't run anything; we’re...
Panic! At The Disco return with new song 'Hallelujah' – listen
Surfer Blood guitarist diagnosed with cancer
Courtney Barnett covers John Cale's 'Close Watch' – listen
Unknown Mortal Orchestra reveal new song 'Can't Keep Checking My Phone' – listen
Twin Shadow postpone UK tour dates following tour bus crash
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder performs with The Sonics for Record Store Day – watch
Neil Young debuts new band and new songs at surprise gig – watch
Beck and Karen O cover Lou Reed songs at Rock And Roll Hall of Fame – watch
Liam Gallagher declines to comment on speculation regarding possible Oasis reunion
Madonna adds further dates to the Rebel Heart Tour 2015 due to demand
Jack White: 'Treat your local punk bands as well as you treat the new blockbuster movie'
Kanye West performs 'Alors On Danse' with Stromae at Coachella - watch
Zayn Malik tweets for the first time since leaving One Direction
Alex James says he isn't friends with neighbour David Cameron: 'I should have moved to...
Christina Aguilera performs at ACM Awards – watch
Kanye West collaborator on hip-hop project with Marcus Mumford: 'It’s going to sound...
Blur premiere new track 'Ong Ong' - listen
Nicki Minaj appears onstage with Drake at Coachella but doesn't sing or say anything - watch
Museum of Modern Electronic Music to open in Germany
'X Factor' boyband Stereo Kicks 'glad to be away from' Louis Walsh
A$AP Rocky settles lawsuit out of court after allegedly slapping female fan

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM