Artist claims she has no visa to tour or work in America
MIA has finished her new album, but does not yet know if or when it will be released.
The UK artist has been working on the record for the past few years and has released songs including ‘Borders’ and ‘Rewear It’ in that period. Her fifth album is titled ‘Matahdatah’ and will be the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Matangi’ and her fifth LP to date.
Tweeting about her album overnight, 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.
“I am handing my last LP in to my American label this week. It’ll be up to them if its released. I don’t have visa 4 states to promote or spk!,” she tweeted before adding that she is unable to play live or work in America.
“Can’t tour the US without a visa — might have to start writing songs 4 DJ Khaled and Selene [sic] Gomez to get heard,” she added.
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.
“If all [H&M] do is go and inspire another high-street brand to get in on caring and being conscious, or if H&M gets criticized for any of their factory processes, these are all good things,” MIA told Vogue.
Watch the full video for ‘Rewear It’ below.