Plans appear to be on hold for now
The musician is due to release her new album in July, recently telling fans in a Periscope live chat that there had been dialogue between the two acts to work together. However, the plans appear to have been put on hold for now.
“There was a moment where me and Rihanna were talking about collaborating but she’s on tour in the US and I had to go to Jamaica a lot to work,” MIA said.
She went on to reveal how she has written a song called ‘Ghosting’ with Popcaan that could feature on a mixtape from the Jamaican artist.
Elsewhere in the Periscope chat, MIA described her new record as “happy” and revealed that she had to remove the Lion King sample from recently released track ‘MIA OLA’ after legal threats from Disney and replaced it with a sample of her own song ‘Galang’.
Watch the Periscope chat in full below.
MIA has been working on the record for the past few years and has released songs including ‘Borders’ and ‘Rewear It’ in that period. The album will be the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Matangi’ and her fifth LP to date.
Tweeting about her album recently, MIA referred to the album as her “last LP”, though that could be a reference to it being the last album she owes her US label, Interscope, as part of her contract.
MIA recently teamed up with H&M, penning her song ‘Rewear It’ for World Recycle Week. World Recycle Week took place this year between April 18-24. The clothing chain is encouraging customers to recycle unwanted clothes at its stores.