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Grace Jones Steps In For M.i.a. At Afropunk London

The Paper Planes star faced criticism over comments she made in April (16) about the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S., which aims to raise awareness about the police brutality many African-Americans...

Mia Says Upcoming Album Will Be Her Last

MIA has confirmed her upcoming album 'AIM' will be her last solo record.The rapper announced the move during Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, on which she debuted her new song, 'Go Off'.Asked if 'AIM'...

M.i.a.'S New Album Will Be Her Last

The controversial British rapper is planning to move away from music, and as a result has ruled out putting out any more albums after her current record, saying she wants to concentrate on other...

M.i.a. Honours Refugees With Album Announcement

The Paper Planes star has long been an advocate for misplaced citizens, and when she released details of her long-gestating album on Thursday (14Jul16), she used the opportunity to share a message in...

Azealia Banks Says She Feels "Deeply Misunderstood And Stolen From"

Rapper Azealia Banks has said she feels ‘deeply misunderstood’ and has watched as her ‘ideas and insight get paraphrased and repackaged by everyone’. Banks made the comments on Instagram, as she is still banned from...

Rapper M.i.a. No Longer Headlining Afropunk Festival In London

The Paper Planes star faced criticism over comments she made in April (16) about the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S., which aims to raise awareness about the police brutality many African-Americans...

M.i.a. Tempted To Leak Album

The Paper Planes star recently announced she had completed her next record, the "last" for her U.S. label, but wasn't convinced executives would release it. Accordingly, M.i.a., real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, is seriously considering leaking...

M.i.a.: 'I'm Not Slamming Beyonce Over Black Lives Matter'

In an interview with London's Evening Standard, the Sri Lankan star questioned those involved in the campaign against police brutality towards African-Americans on the grounds that it fails to embrace victims of violence...

M.i.a.: Fans Made Soccer Team Leave Me Alone

In January (16) the star posted a letter she received from officials at the club threatening her with legal action after she wore a doctored version of the iconic soccer club's shirt in...

M.i.a.: 'I'm Surprised I'm Still Alive'

The Paper Planes singer, real name is Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, was born in London but moved to Sri Lanka with her parents when she was six months old in the 1970s. Conflict in...

M.i.a. Gets Frank About Sustainable Fashion

The London-based Paper Planes performer has collaborated with Swedish high street giant H&M on a track titled Rewear It, which is aimed at the conscious consumer and fuses environmental activism with fashion.The video, which debuts...

M.i.a. Teams With H&m For World Recycle Week

The Paper Planes star is fronting the company's new sustainability campaign for the inaugural World Recycle Week, which kicks off on 18 April (16). As part of the collaboration, M.i.a. will call on...

Paris Saint-germain Threaten To Remove Mia's 'Boarders' Video

Rapper M.I.A. has found herself embroiled in a bizarre dispute with French football club Paris Saint-Germain, after she appeared wearing an altered version of one of the club’s shirts in her music video for ‘Boarders’....

M.i.a. Threatened With Legal Action By French Soccer Team Boss

The Paper Planes singer released the promo for Borders, a song about the migrant crisis, in November (15), and in the clip she can be seen wearing a modified version of the Paris...

M.i.a.'S Former Drummer Completed Marathon Without A Tampon

Ghandi, who has also performed with Thievery Corporation, has revealed she got her period the night before the big race and chose to run with blood running down her thigh to raise awareness...

M.i.a. Scraps Canadian Festival Gig

The Paper Planes hitmaker had been expected to join artists including Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Tiesto, Missy Elliott and Hozier at the British Columbia event next week (16-19Jul15), but organisers have announced...

Zara Phillips Launches Line Of Equestrian-inspired Jewellery

Zara Phillips is launching her own line of jewellery.The Olympic equestrian - who is the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth - has revealed she's created a range of pieces inspired by her love of horses...

Henry Holland: Girls Aloud Wouldn't Let Me Dress Them

Girls Aloud wouldn't let Henry Holland style them. The British designer has revealed that before he made it big in the fashion industry, the 'Something New' hitmakers refused to take his advice as they arrived...

Diplo: 'I Was Super-jealous Over M.i.a. Career'

The former couple, which dated for five years until 2008, clashed on social media earlier this year (15) after hip-hop star M.i.a. accused him of constantly putting her down as she shot to...

M.i.a.: 'I Never Apologised To Diplo For Interview Criticism'

The Paper Planes hitmaker, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, dated Diplo for five years until 2008 and in the recent magazine chat, she blasted her ex for spoiling her big break by constantly putting...

Diplo: I Was Jealous Of Ex M.i.a.

Diplo has admitted he was ''jealous'' and ''mad'' when his ex-girlfriend M.I.A signed to a major label.The DJ-and-producer split from the 'Paper Planes singer in 2008 after five years together and the pair worked on...

Diplo Holds No Grudges Against M.i.a. For Rolling Stone Outburst

The Paper Planes hitmaker, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, hit headlines last month (Mar15) when she took aim at the DJ/producer in a candid Rolling Stone interview, accusing him of spoiling her big break...

M.i.a. Slams Oprah Winfrey And Diplo In Candid Interview

The Paper Planes hitmaker, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, is a longtime Tamil activist whose family hails from the war-torn country, and she has long been vocal about the plight of her fellow Sri...

Dannii Minogue Encourages Australians To Get Skin Checks

Pop star Dannii Minogue dressed up in silly animal suits to film a video encouraging fellow Australians to get regular skin checks this summer (15).The All I Wanna Do hitmaker teamed up with the Invisible...

Carrie Underwood Performing At 2015 Super Bowl?

Carrie Underwood is in talks to perform at the half time show of the 2015 Super Bowl.The 31-year-old former 'American Idol' winner is tipped to be the musical act at the NFL Super Bowl XLIX,...

E.l. James: Rita Ora 'Incredibly Sexy'

Rita Ora is ''incredibly sexy'', according to E.L. James. The 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker is set to make her acting debut in the upcoming film adaptation of James' erotic novel 'Fifty Shades...

M.i.a Hit By Power Cut At Lovebox

M.I.A's performance at Lovebox was hit by a power cut. The 'Paper Planes' singer - who was headlining the festival, held in London's Victoria Park, last night (19.06.14) - was forced to cut down...

Sophie Ellis-bextor Talks Babies With Lily Allen

Sophie Ellis-Bextor talked about taking babies to festivals backstage with Lily Allen at Glastonbury.The 'Love is a Camera' singer - who performed on Friday (27.06.14) at the world famous music event at Worthy Farm in...

M.i.a: I Don't Do Stage Collaborations

M.I.A insists she doesn't like stage collaborations at festivals. The 'Double Bubble Trouble' singer, who will headline London's Lovebox festival in July in Victoria Park, isn't a fan of sharing a stage with someone but...

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

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