January 2, 2014 11:28
MIA quits Roc Nation
Artist confirms split and begins recruiting fans to join her team via Twitter
The rapper and singer, who released her latest album 'Matangi' in 2013, revealed the news via Twitter as well as posting a message looking to recruit a number of people to her team in the fields of art, music, film, web and marketing. No reason has yet been given for the departure from Roc Nation.
Relations between MIA and Roc Nation are believed to have been strained following an incident in November last year when a trailer for the artist's long-delayed documentary was leaked online by director Steve Loveridge. Roc Nation removed the promo clip from YouTube leaving MIA to tweet claims she had been "blacklisted".
Late last year, Grimes became the latest artist to sign a management deal with Roc Nation. The Canadian singer posted an image of herself on Tumblr making the company's Roc Diamond symbol with her hands, accompanied by a caption revealing that she had "joined the x men". The entertainment company subsequently confirmed the news on their official website and said they were "excited to welcome Grimes to the Roc Nation family".
Other artists who have management deals with the company include Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Haim and Timbaland.
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