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M.I.A. Picks A Twitter Fight With Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is better at showing up in disaster areas and looking concerned than probably any other person in the history of the human race. This means he's probably not the person you want to be lambasting on Twitter. This, however, is what M.I.A. chose to do on Wednesday. And in the ensuing exchange, Cooper'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2012

Watch SNL Parody M.I.A., Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel hosted SNL over the weekend with musical guest Karmin (I won't even get into that) and overall, she did a pretty nice job. The show featured Nasim Pedrad's M.I.A. impression for a parody episode of Piers Morgan Tonight investigating the Super Bowl Halftime "scandal" as well as Abby Elliot's own Zooey Deschanel… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 13, 2012

Madonna Comments On M.I.A.’s Bird Flip

Ever since Monday, we've been hearing rumors that Madonna was furious at M.I.A. for flipping off the camera during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show. Today, we get confirmation, as NME reports. Talking to Ryan Seacrest earlier today (because of course she was), Madonna said that she "wasn't happy about it," breaking it dow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012

M.I.A. Requests Extras In Burkas On Tour Rider

Every big-time touring musician has a slightly ridiculous tour rider, but most of those riders don't appear on the Smoking Gun. M.I.A., once again notorious thanks to her bird-flipping stunt at the Super Bowl, appears to be the exception. As the Smoking Gun reports, M.I.A.'s 2011 tour rider includes all the luxuries you'd… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012

Watch M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Middle Finger

The biggest story to come out of last night's Super Bowl was this: In a repeat of their historic 2008 victory, the New York Giants won a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the favored New England Patriots, with the Patriots botching their last-minute touchdown attempt. The second-most-important story was this: During her short appearance at Madonna'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was not the week to release a halfassed music video. This was the week when a whole lot of people, from microbudget indie nobodies to massive stars, worked hard on giving us something. Even the terrible videos, like the absurd and garish Madonna football-themed car-wreck "Give Me All Your Luvin'" were the product… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012

Madonna – “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Feat. M.I.A. & Nicki Minaj) Video

Madonna's forthcoming album, bearing the frankly awesome title MDNA, will feature two collaborations with M.I.A. This forthcoming weekend, Madonna and M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This morning, we posted up this amazing M.I.A. video for "Bad Girls." So if you could add up all those words the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 3, 2012

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls” Video

Well, look at this: Maya has her swagger back. The video for her new single "Bad Girls" is an early contender for video of the year; it sends up all sorts of rap-video clichés by transposing them to a Middle Eastern desert party. So we get drivers doing car-tricks that go way beyond any… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012

M.I.A. Confirms Super Bowl Appearance

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2012

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”

Just over a year ago, M.I.A. released her pretty-great Vicki Leekx mixtape, and one of its highlights was a track called "Bad Girls." M.I.A.'s working on a new album now; she's expected to have it out this summer, and a new, expanded version of "Bad Girls" is the first single. Timbaland associate Danja produced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2012

SNL Sends Up Thom Yorke, M.I.A., Kanye In “Bublé Duets”

SNL's writers and former champions made this weekend's holiday episode a must see. Between Jimmy Fallon hosting, and the consequent cameo-returns of Weekend Updaters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ever-absurd Tracy Morgan, and some charitable outreach for the less fortunate (Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, and Chris Kattan) -- and the fact that it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 19, 2011

M.I.A. – “27”

Immediately after news broke of Amy Winehouse's death, "27 Club" became a trending topic on Twitter: the singer had passed away at that same legendary age as many of rock's other tragic figures. In memory of Amy and "all her friends that died at 27," M.I.A. shared a demo of "27," a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 24, 2011

M.I.A. & SebastiAn – “C.T.F.O.”

M.I.A. contributes her voice to the fuzzed-up "C.T.F.O," aka "Chill The Fuck Out," a track from chain-smoking French DJ/producer/electro dude SebastiAn's forthcoming Total, out 5/31 via Ed Banger. (That's the cover art above.) It would also fit on /\/\/\Y/\, which is a good thing to me, to you maybe not. Take a listen at… More »

By: brandon / May 16, 2011

M.I.A. – “Zig Zag”

"Zig Zag" was supposed to appear on underrated / \ / \ / \ Y / \, but instead of including it in Vicki Leekx with those other album castoff, M.I.A. saved it for a standalone leak. The sing-song finds her playfully echoing New Kids On The Block's "You’ve Got It (The Right… More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2011

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2011

While We Were Out

... and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year's celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from a makeshift stage in a Bushwick warehouse, and hopefully you are back on the internet with a lot of hard drive space and some well rested ears: There wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2011

The 12 Most NSFW Videos Of 2010

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009's picks, it's easy to notice that thi… More »

By: jessica / December 20, 2010

8 Reasons Why /\/\/\Y/\ Is Better Than You Remember

I've liked /\/\/\Y/\ since it was released over the summer. It's actually my favorite M.I.A. record, the only one I've listened to regularly. It's not the record people expected -- but it was the smart record to make. The backlash received its fuel (and plenty of stoking) from Lynn Hirschberg's infamous, agenda-ridden NYTimesMore »

By: brandon / December 20, 2010

M.I.A. Joins The Specials On Jools

The Specials, who recently reunited, backed up M.I.A. on "It Takes A Muscle." It's one of the more melodic tracks on /\/\/\Y/\ and was produced by Diplo. M.I.A.'s reggae-flavored version of the Spectral Display track works for the Specials -- though, as Diplo often points out, singing doesn't come naturally to M.I.A. More »

By: jessica / November 3, 2010

M.I.A. – “Bedroom To The Hallway To The Road To The World”

M.I.A.'s not afraid to purchase URLs or to continue releasing new material in the face of ill-founded backlash. Here's another weirdo gem ostensibly called "Bedroom To The Hallway To The Road To The World," a title that comes off like amped Beckett stage directions. The backdrop is skeletal, bass-y with all-over-the-place (with "a message")… More »

By: brandon / October 18, 2010
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