Rumors have been swirling for a while, and now M.I.A. herself has confirmed them. When Madonna performs at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, she’ll perform her new single “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” and her collaborators M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj will join her in the middle of the field. M.I.A. may have had a spotty few years, but this is still just about as big as it gets.
M.I.A. dropped the info-bomb on Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show today, as NME reports. Here’s what she said: “If you’re gonna go to the Super Bowl, you might as well go with America’s biggest female icons.” I love the resignation there. This would, of course, explain why she didn’t sing with Tom Petty a couple of years ago.
M.I.A.’s own new album should land this summer. The first single “Bad Girls” is on the internet today, and it’s dope.