Rapper hints at retirement from the live circuit
MIA called her performance at Bonnaroo her “last show ever” at the weekend (June 13), following the cancellation of her forthcoming UK tour.
The recently-engaged rapper broke the news of the cancellation onstage at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn last week, confirming it later during an interview with nymag.com at the MoMA in New York, saying she would utilise the time to record new material.
While onstage at the Bonnaroo Festival over the weekend she announced: “This is my last show, and I’m glad I’m spending it with all my hippies.”
According to the New York Times, she repeated that it was her last show three times, and said “thanks for coming to my last gig,” before leaving the stage.
The rapper, whose real name is Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam has a tendency to break news during her live sets, and even announced her engagement to Benjamin Brewer during a performance in Canada last month.
–By our New York staff.