Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:02PM - By Laura Aguirre
The nominees for the 2012 MTV Music Awards are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the field with five nominations each. Both are up for the grand award of Video Of The Year, with Rihanna nominated for “We found Love” and Drake for “Take Care” – which actually features Rihanna. Also nominated in said category are Katy Perry‘s “Wide Awake,” as well as Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Use To Know” and M.I.A.‘s “Bad Girls.” Check out the complete list below.
Friday, February 10, 2012 2:21PM - By Travis Woods
If you happened to be one of the probable millions to catch the Super Bowl halftime show last Sunday night, in addition to seeing Madonna’s formaldehyde-enhanced, voodoo-risen body silently perform a series of ritualistic dances while synching her once-living lips to a series of pre-recorded words, you might have noticed co-performer M.I.A. letting the world know how edgy she is by flipping the bird and exclaiming that “Imma say this one, yeah, I don’t give a s***.” Well, it turns out Madge wasn’t too impressed with the thunder-stealing outburst.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:56PM - By Seraphina L.
We’ve all heard by now. M.I.A.’s new album, /\ /\ /\ Y /\, (turning Maya into a name impossible to google) has leaked despite her efforts to push the release date back to July 13. Now you can hear not only bits and pieces but the album in its entirety as it has popped up in various places online. With all the talk and media the Sri Lankan singer-rapper has also ambushed everyone with, it has better be worth the hype, right?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:37AM - By Travis Woods
Continuing the snarky but thoroughly entertaining trend of today’s more artily-inclined musicians and performers beating up on their Top 40 contemporaries, NME reports that M.I.A. has set her sights on pretty-sure-he’s-a-genderless-pod-person-capable-of-asexual-reproduction/ singer, Justin Bieber (hey, we can’t all radiate the machismo of Zach Efron, right?).
While defending her recent controversial video, “Born Free” (you know, the one featuring the graphic ginger genocide), M.I.A. dropped this bomb on the Biebs:
Monday, May 10, 2010 8:00PM - By Anet Hovhanesian
British rapper/singer/songwriter/record producer/political activist/and everything else you can think of, M.I.A has picked the first single of her as-of-yet untitled album and the track is called “XXXO”. The song has a club feel to it. She seems to be playing it safe with this one but judging from her past creations it is going to be a hit no matter what it sounds like or what she sings/raps about.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:21PM - By Seraphina L.
Ever since M.I.A. released her video for her shocking punk rock song, “Born Free,” music critics have been racking their brains for the correct interpretation of her depiction about the state-armed forces. It was gruesome, it was unpleasant but kind of awesome as well.
There’s one scene in particular that everyone remembers. (Note: If you have not watched the video yet, this is a spoiler alert.) We could all see that red headed boys were the victims in her storyline, but what we didn’t see coming was a commando shooting one of the young, innocent, and very frightened boys in the head.
Monday, April 26, 2010 10:20AM - By Seraphina L.
We brought you M.I.A.‘s track, “Born Free,” on Friday and now we’ve got the brand spanking new video to go along with it. Similarly to Lady Gaga, (which she’ll be upset about if she finds out about this comparison) the video is nearly 10 minutes long and meant to be a short film. However, very much unlike Lady Gaga, there isn’t any scandalous choreographed dance moves and Wonder Bread in M.I.A.’s video.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:25PM - By Seraphina L.
It was just yesterday when we excitedly told you about a new M.I.A. album possibly coming in the summer, but it was also yesterday that M.I.A. completely slammed the New York Times on her twitter account.
Twitter accounts may not mean anything to people who don’t use it as a news source. We understand that you may not care if your favorite is making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. However, M.I.A. may have provided her followers (including some of us!) with one of the worst Twitter experiences yesterday afternoon. The first tweet from the rapper/singer stated, “FUCK NEW YORK TIMES!!!” but the angry statement was not unaccompanied.
Monday, January 11, 2010 3:25PM - By Seraphina L.
The last we heard of M.I.A. was when she got angry about fans thinking she named her baby, “Ickitt.” (Although, we can see how people may have gotten that from “Ikhyd.”) Her last album, Kala, was a huge success thanks the controversial gun noises in “Paper Planes” and its massive placement in the film, Pineapple Express.
According to Pitchfork, M.I.A. is currently wrapping up her third studio album and it may be released sometime in the summer. She is working with producer/songwriter/DJ and ex-boyfriend, Dilplo, again but she told Rolling Stone that she has been happily collaborating with DJ Blaqstarr as well.