Posted in music on February 5, 2012

cheerleader M.I.A., as seen in the new Madonna video
MIA

As M.I.A.'s Universal Records labelmate Lana Del Rey knows now too, a shitstorm of bad press and reviews can be a painful sting. M.I.A. went from much-loved to much-hated almost overnight after the release of her last album. And like L.D.R., a lot of the negativity towards M.I.A. focused on her being fake and rich. Who knew what the future would hold for the northern Sri Lankan South London rebel activist rapper.

Things have been quiet on the M.I.A. front for a year, but then came "new" song "Bad Girls" which "premiered" on Pitchfork last week along with the tag "Best New Track" (a title that was also awarded to "Video Games" in 2011), followed by a new video for the song which has already racked up over 3 million views on YouTube in less than three days. Why did I put "new" in quotes? Well, because Pitchfork actually gave the same song "Best New Track" when it first appeared on Vicki Leekx, a mixtape M.I.A. released at the end of 2010, though the 2010/2011 version was not exactly the same song. It has been reworked a bit, and is now "complete". Watch and listen below.

Meanwhile, M.I.A.' Universal Records labelmate Madonna went ahead and announced a new album called MDNA which features a couple of guest singers, or more specifically: Nicki Minaj, and yep, M.I.A. Madonna also packaged this I'll-show-Lady-Gaga-who's-boss-return with a spot as Superbowl Halftime performer which came with the news that Madonna would be bringing along some friends (yep, Niki Minaj and M.I.A) (and maybe LMFAO and Cee-Lo). We'll find out exactly what goes down with that today.

UPDATE: Cee-Lo & LMFAO were in fact there, and this happened:

M.I.A. flips the world the bird on the Superbowl
MIA

Watch the new Madonna video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj), which has over 6 million views in three days (and has football players in it too), with the new M.I.A. video too, below...

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Give Me All Your Luvin' (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj)

M.I.A. - Bad Girls

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Comments (63)

"rebel activist rapper" - gimme a break, the Tamil Tigers are/were one of the most despicable ethnocentric organizations in history, and this twat rides it out like they were the avengers of justice or something. She is the child of the kind of privilege that comes from profiting off other's misery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_Tigers_of_Tamil_Eelam#Child_soldiers
Die, you filthy cunt.

Posted by anon | February 5, 2012 5:37 PM

I wish she would have stayed MIA

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 5:55 PM

MIA:

nothing like a 37-year old cheerleader


phony

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 5:58 PM

Where have all the Good Girls gone?

MIA - Bad Girls
Nikky Minaj - Stupid Hoe
etc etc etc

CUNTS

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 6:02 PM

I honestly can't stand this no talent. Won't she ever go away? thought popping out a kid would do it, but we are still plagued with her presence.

Posted by Sunskull | February 5, 2012 6:30 PM

bad girls vid is balls out larry

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 6:44 PM

Lana Del MEH, but MIA oh yeah!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 6:48 PM

such hatred - oh wait you are a troll

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 7:14 PM

hatred is warranted in this case- oh wait, you seem to have degenerate taste

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 7:33 PM

naaah naaaah what the fuck is this shit...how can you phoneys go around hatin on girls like MIA and nicki minaj? when they songs go on you act like a fiend in the club, don't even front. you know you blasted paper planes at one point or another and you secretly loved mia's verse on david guetta's track this summer. ya'll are some bum ass hypocrites. look past the facade and you will see two talented musicians and one TIMELESS icon (that's madonna i'm talkin about, for those of you who are too dense to realize).

Posted by frustrated with haters | February 5, 2012 9:25 PM

@ 9:25 PM "TIMELESS" LOL ...(wiping tears from my eyes)...OMG....WTF....

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 9:37 PM

Talk about pandering sluts! MIA, Minaj, Madonna - never have so many tried so hard to achieve so little so quickly...and so what!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 5, 2012 10:06 PM

I am 7:14 - Now I will say, though I don't hate - I'm tired of these performers grabbing the spotlight by doing something controversial ohhh the middle finger how bad...do young kids need to see that shit, that fuck you attitude? MIA FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 10:20 PM

I would totally bend MIA over that Madonna stage railing and do her Johnny Gan style, hard and sloppy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 10:23 PM

Stupid whore

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 10:43 PM

At least the Giants won. That's all that matters. Halftime shows are for pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 10:48 PM

HATERs when you move back with your parents in the Midwest metn state you came from hope you have Internet to bitch from bunch ov bitches

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 10:48 PM

Is it the same moron around here referencing people being from the Midwest all the time? Being from NYC is nothing to be proud of. Bad schools. Limited open space. I really can't think of a worse fucking place to grow up. What's good about the city is moving here post high school with a job and using it up like a ten dollar whore while you're young. And then leaving.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 10:58 PM

MIA, why have you become so f'n annoying? You flipped off the camera during Madonna's Super Bowl show? What a cheap way to get attention.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:02 PM

sooooooooooooooooo edgy!

please go away with your Billionaire trust-fund failed musician husband

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:04 PM

2013: Wavves.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:08 PM

Someone s a midwest looser

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:09 PM

"Someone s a midwest looser"

Yay NYC public schools!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:11 PM

9:25 is a complete moron. holy shit

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:21 PM

it's too bad the new m.i.a song sounds generic. she used to have flash. that and i don't think i get the music video.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:23 PM

new song and video are great

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:26 PM

Re: 10:58 & "I really can't think of a worse fucking place to grow up."

I don't actually care where you moved here from, but you sound like a fucking dirtball. New York City was actually an awesome place to grow up. My favorite things about growing up in NYC were getting free art classes at Cooper Union and going to some of the greatest museums in the world for a quarter. And so, in conclusion: Suck it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:42 PM

universal halftime show on universal owned nbc

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2012 11:51 PM

Seems like a desperate cry for some media coverage. Do something controversial on the halftime show...wow, thats almost cliche at this point. I'm sure Madonna appreciates dragging this no talent hacks onstage only to have them try to upstage her so they can see their name in the press. I did think it was funny to have the whole world witness MIA become a complete 100% sellout. Priceless.

Posted by TheSloot | February 6, 2012 12:03 AM

come on guys lighten up. this is America,anything goes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:12 AM

11:42 got fee art classes at Cooper Union and cheap passes to museums! Wow, what an awesome childhood!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:15 AM

i really really really hope 9:25 dies. people that put acts like Minaj, MIA & Madonna up on some pedestal like they make important music that actually matters/has substance are the worst. die in a ditch loser!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:44 AM

In both cases it has much more to do with their music being absolutely awful, although with MIA her absurd posturing is undoubtedly annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:09 AM

Dean and Gene Ween

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:22 AM

5:55pm really nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:49 AM

Madonna is now officially irrelevant. Seriously, just please exit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 4:01 AM

She is too old now to do those kinds of things !

Posted by chatroulette | February 6, 2012 4:40 AM

That middle finger was 100% planned. Just look at the headline of this BV post.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:36 AM

"That middle finger was 100% planned"

Well, at least the music was live and had that "unplanned" spirit to it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 8:21 AM

"At least the Giants won. That's all that matters. Halftime shows are for pussies."


Really the only thing that needs to be said.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:06 AM

LDR is the same as MIA is the same as Madonna: women using their bodies and wealth to exploit others for financial gain.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:19 AM

yeah, bitches is the problem. they need to learn they're place.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:38 AM

10:58 for the win

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:50 AM

950 not really. if you grew up in NYC without becoming a sociopath, you're usually more educated/cultured than people from most other areas of the US. most kids i know who are NYC natives went to private school or great public schools, and then great colleges, and are cultured as fuck. great music/film/art/food taste. they don't hate black people. what's not to love?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:10 AM

Eli Manning > Tom Brady.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:10 AM

mia is a babe

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:21 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:28 AM

That new song, Bad Girls, is awful. I have never been an MIA fan, but at least some of her other stuff was listenable.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:43 AM

10:58 - I was talking with BBG yesterday, and he said you had to softest chin he's ever rested his balls on. So, good job!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:07 AM

Didn't she used to be tolerable? This is generic garbage

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:33 AM

Hey MIA, you're married to the son of a millionaire and no one cares anymore about you. Sorry, I'm not a white hipster from Williamsburg, go sell your vacant crap to those gullible morons.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:10 PM

When i saw this halftime show, I nearly choked on my baby carrot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:39 PM

1010 keep telling yourself all that until you think it's true. Good luck!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:14 PM

1:39 lol @ eating carrots during the Super Bowl.

The fuck is wrong with all you and why do you all hate women so much? MIAs a fuckin pimp, shes legittt and has some of the best hip hop of the decade, and flipping the bird was awesome of her. Shes a fuckin boss.

AND JESUS. THE NEW SONG???? its awesome! that videos one of the best I've seen in a looooooong time. Much love MIA you's a thug in my book.

Haters gon' hate.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | February 6, 2012 5:00 PM

I'm starting to whittle down BV commenters to literally five types of people:

1. Extremely racist/sexist guy who calls everyone black/brown/yellow and all women cumsluts/whores/jizzrags

2. Hummus joke guy

3. The Trollbaiter

4. Genuine music lover

5. The innocent bystander

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 5:11 PM

6. Complete and utter morons like 5:11

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 5:42 PM

Madonna is playing Yankee Stadium September 6th

Posted by texastab | February 7, 2012 12:35 AM

BV I think it's time to implement a commenting system like Gawker's. This sexist/racist shit has gotten way out of hand. I remember when BV comment threads were actually fun to read.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:16 AM

^ I think that it's time that you start your own blog. that way, you can impose whatever rules you wish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:52 AM

lol 11:16 says the anonymous poster lol can't make the shit up lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:53 AM

Madonna is playing Yankee Stadium September 6th

Posted by Dubizzle | February 28, 2012 7:15 AM

MIA is Top 40 crap.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 6:05 PM

straight up wicked

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 4:49 PM

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