MIA shares remix of unreleased track ‘Birds’

Rapper drops a Blaqstarr remix of the Diplo-produced tune

MIA has shared a remix of her currently unreleased track ‘Birds’.

The rapper previously revealed that ‘Birds’ will feature production from Diplo, with whom she has not worked since they publicly fell out in 2010. However, that version of the track remains unreleased and the rapper has instead dropped a remix of the track by Blaqstarr. Listen below.

The Diplo-produced version of ‘Birds’ is expected to be the second single from M.I.A.’s fifth studio album ‘A.I.M.’. ‘Go Off’, the album’s lead single, was released last month. The star has previously said that the record will be her last. ‘A.I.M’ is due out on September 9.

M.I.A. recently criticised MTV for not nominating her music video for ‘Borders’ for a VMA. “This is a perfect example of ‘allowed’ voice vs excluded voices,” she wrote on Twitter.

Last month, the British artist was dropped from the line-up of London’s Afropunk festival following her controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Last year, M.I.A. accused Diplo of being jealous of her success in an interview in Rolling Stone. Diplo is credited with co-producing M.I.A.’s biggest chart hit, ‘Paper Planes’. The two, who met in 2003, also had a five-year-long relationship.