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Rapper M.i.a.: 'I Feel Like An Outsider In The Music Industry'

The Paper Planes star was born in Hounslow, West London, but her family relocated to Sri Lanka when she was a baby and her father became a political activist and founding member of...

M.i.a's Praise For How Zayn Malik Copes With Political Pressures

The Paper Planes musician, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, collaborated with Zayn on Freedun, a track on her new album AIM. And the controversial hip hop star, who was born in Britain but...

Zayn Malik Under Fire From Fans After Misheard 'Rape' Lyric On New M.i.a. Track

Zayn Malik has come under fire from fans on Twitter for collaborating on a song with M.I.A. which some mistakenly thought contained a lyric referencing rape. Zayn features on the rapper’s latest track ‘Freedun’ and...

Fans Criticise Zayn Malik For Collaborating On M.i.a. 'Rape' Track

The 23-year-old former One Direction heartthrob sings vocals on the track Freedun, which was released by the Sri Lankan hip-hop star on Thursday (01Sep16). In the song, M.i.a. raps: "I rape that button...

M.i.a. Resolves Bird Song Feud With Record Label

The Paper Planes star went public with her feud with Interscope executives over the weekend (12-14Aug16) when she posted a tweet begging them to let her release the track she recorded with her...

M.i.a. Blames Super Bowl Fall-out And 'Babydaddy' Drama For 2013 Album Flop

The Paper Planes hitmaker's 2013 release Matangi was a flop and now she's blaming bad press and her skirmish with the National Football League over a naughty gesture during her Super Bowl performance...

M.i.a. Begs Label Bosses To Let Her Release New Diplo Collaboration

The provocative rapper, who upset company bosses last month (Jul16) when she threatened to leak her new album as a protest about the world's suffering refugees, appears to have come to a roadblock...

M.i.a. Blames Record Label For Not Releasing New Single

M.I.A. has blamed her record label for the delay in releasing her new Diplo-produced track 'Birds'.The 41-year-old hip-hop star has taken to Instagram to explain why she shared a remix of her new track 'Birds'...

M.i.a. Teams Up With Zayn Malik For Unlikely New Collaboration

The Paper Planes hitmaker tells Entertainment Weekly magazine she and the former One Direction star created her new song Freedun over messaging app WhatsApp, while she was in India. "We just basically...

M.i.a Is Collaborating With Diplo

M.I.A. has teamed up with Diplo on her new single.The 41-year-old singer - who previously dated the 37-year-old DJ for five years until 2008 - has shared artwork for 'Bird Song', which will be released...

M.i.a. Lashes Out At Mtv Bosses Following Video Music Awards 'Snub'

The Paper Planes hitmaker took to Twitter a day after the nominations were revealed, and made her feelings clear. "MIA - BORDERS is not included in the VMAs #hahahahhaahahhaha!!," she wrote, adding...

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...

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