M.I.A. has confirmed she will will be releasing her fourth proper album in December alongside a book, documentary, and art exhibition. The news came as part of a Twitter exchange with her online followers about the new LP, set to be titled Matangi. M.I.A. being M.I.A., the discussion was entertaining and hardly straightforward.
Asked the LP's genre, Maya responded, "paul simon on acid". Asked about collaboration possibilities, including Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, M.I.A. tweeted: "no collabs ! maybe its based on what they stand for. nobody can cross it, only that know can cross it" and when asked what producers worked on the album, she said, "ones that don't act like fame whore coloniser."
The album is still in the works, according to the Twitterview. As for the number of tracks: "could be 5 it could be 15 depends on what sounds good in my bros CAR." One of M.I.A.'s favorite lyrics on the LP, she said, is: "truth is like a rotten tooth u gottu spit it out!!!"
M.I.A. isn't backing down after provoking controversy with such antics as her Super Bowl bird-flipping incident earlier this year. "No one in the industry collected blows in the last 3 years as much as me," she wrote. "This [Matangi] is a fuck you to them and a thank you to you."