Posted in music on January 7, 2013

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MIA

M.I.A.'s new album, Matangi, was supposed to come out in November of 2012 but got pushed back to Spring of this year? Why? According to an interview with Maya in Australian paper The Gold Coast, her label told her it was "too positive":

"They're like 'You need to like darken it up a bit'. I don't know what it is but as soon as I work that out.''
And M.I.A., the artist who flipped the bird live on TV during her performance at last year's Super Bowl, is agreeing to that?

"No, I'm taking my time to decide what they mean. It's an interesting one for me,'' she says.

"It's like 'We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you're coming out with all this positive stuff."

Matangi is currently due April 15 which, in addition to being Tax Day in the U.S., is the Tamil new year.

M.I.A.'s most recent release was last year's "Bad Girls" whose memorable video is up for a Grammy.

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Comments (19)

lol major labels

but i guess anything that delays new mia music can't be too bad

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 5:46 PM

yeah MIAs waaaayyy to positive for me, im so pissed usually, i need it to be dark..not like my skin

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 5:50 PM

"It's like 'We just built you up as the public enemy No. 1 and now you're coming out with all this positive stuff."

I forgot about her. Last I heard she was accusing some guy of being a child molestor or something because of some Sri Lankan tiff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 5:51 PM

#PoachingPitchforkHeadlines #LameNewsStory #WhoCares

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 6:08 PM

The label wants her more edgy to sell more image for records. Soon she'll be pitted against Angle Haze in a twitter war to bring out more hype where the music will of course be secondary.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 6:23 PM

Can she fight Amanda Palmer now?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 6:24 PM

MIA is a fraud. Any questions?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 6:27 PM

Now that she got rid of the billionaire's kid, whose fucking her now?

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 6:33 PM

She was actually at a clinic and they said she should hold off on that new record because she's too HIV positive and will die soon

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 7:37 PM

With lips like that I'll bet she gives a great blow job.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 10:15 PM

"too positive" = it's weak and will not sell.

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 10:54 PM

You'd think that the billionaire Bronfman kid would have at least read her lyrics before knocking her up and marrying her!
She pulled a "10 Dollar" on 'im:

"Dial-a-bride from sri lanka
Found herself a yorkshire banker

Need a visa? got with a geezer
Need some money?
Paid him with her knees up
Year later, started to ease up
Got her own way, shouted out 'see ya' "

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 11:34 PM

Mia has never been one to shy away from conflict, that's for sure. The middle finger at the super ball was just the tip of the ice berg. Fans love her because she bucks tradition and is a subversive force in a sea of picture perfect pop stars. This gals cd is not one you want to put in when your driving grandma to church!

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 12:34 AM

Just farted. Sounds 1000% better than this hack's recorded output.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 1:05 AM

Does MIA enjoy an occasional baby carrot in her mouth)
All chompy chompy on the crunchy lfe?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 4:18 AM

not just tamil new year. sri lankan new year. don't support her divisive bullshit.

Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2013 1:21 PM

Who's making this "Art" them or her?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 7:27 PM

I think that she is very pretty.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 11:34 AM

Her music is always futuristic... Its Good when it comes out.. and after few years.. its sounds amazing... 

Posted by Tavarez | September 11, 2014 10:40 AM

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