M.I.A. took to Instagram to reveal the cover sleeve for her upcoming Rizzoli book entitled, M.I.A. The book, which will be released on October 23rd, chronicles M.I.A.’s life through a series of collages, photos, and prints.
[Via M.I.A.'s Instagram]
During a Twitter Q&A yesterday with fans, M.I.A. discussed her upcoming album. M.I.A. stated that her album is scheduled to be released in December along with a book, documentary film, and art exhibition. She plans to include 5 to 15 songs with no collaborations. She also described the album as a “f%$^ you” to industry critics, a sound like “Paul Simon on acid,” and taste “sweet and sour bitter and salt and HOT!”
Well, alrighty then!
[Via The FADER]
MTV has announced its nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj received several nominations, which are listed below. To see the entire list, click here.
Best Cinematography: “Bad Girls” (M.I.A.)
Best Direction: “Bad Girls” (M.I.A.)
Best Female Video: “Starships” (Nick Minaj)
Best Hip Hop Video: “Beez In The Trap” (Nicki Minaj and 2Chainz)
Best Visual: “Turn Me On” (David Guetta and Nicki Minaj)
Video of the Year: “Bad Girls” (M.I.A.)
M.I.A. announced on Twitter that she will feature Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, and Rye Rye on the remix of her single, “Bad Girls.” Check out what she had to say below.
M.I.A. recently sat down with Beck’s Beer to discuss her meaning of art, how she defines her success and more. She will featured on one of six limited edition Beck’s Beer labels this summer.
M.I.A. released a preview for her upcoming single, “Come Walk With Me,” via Twitter yesterday. Her upcoming album, Matangi, is rumored to be released sometime this summer. Check out the preview above.
A few weeks back, M.I.A. released a preview for the music she composed for Julian Assange’s The World Tommorow, a Wilileaks talk show. If you didn’t check it out, take a listen here.
(Image: The Wrap)
M.I.A. composed the original theme music for Julian Assange’s new WikiLeaks talk show, The World Tomorrow, which is scheduled to air today online. According to Assange, this talk show will feature “in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world.”