M.I.A. ‘Bad Girlz’ Video

M.I.A. 'Bad Girlz'

M.I.A. is out with the music video to her new single ‘Bad Girlz’, off the British artist’s upcoming fourth album on Interscope Records. The Romain Gavras directed video was filmed in Ouarzazate, Morocco. Watch it via Vevo below.

M.I.A. ‘Bad Girlz’

M.I.A. 'Bad Girlz'

M.I.A. is out with her new single ‘Bad Girlz’, available now on iTunes via Interscope Records. The track is the lead single from the British rapper’s upcoming fourth studio album, coming out this summer.

M.I.A. Didn’t Change, Just The Attention Paid To ‘Kala’ Did

M.I.A. appeared on ‘The Hour’, talking with host George Stroumboulopoulos about her new album ‘Maya’ and being too busy to notice when her hit ‘Paper Planes’ gained widespread popularity, because a 25-year-old civil war was coming to an end in her country. “It was really quiet,” the artist said about the time of ‘Kala’ was released. “People still went out and bought like whatever the Katy Perry of that time was. Now everyone’s saying, ‘Oh my God, the album was so great, what happened to you?’ Nothing’s changed. I’ve made the same sh** all the time. It’s based on what I’m going through.” Watch the interview clip via YouTube below.

M.I.A. ‘XXXO’ Video

M.I.A. 'XXXO' music video

M.I.A. is out with the music video to her new single ‘XXXO’, off the British alternative hip hop artist’s third studio album ‘Maya’, out now on XL Recordings. Watch it via Vevo below.

FADER: M.I.A. Takes What’s Hers

M.I.A. in Fader #68

A video capturing some behind the scenes moments of M.I.A.’s cover shoot for the FADER #68 issue has been posted online. Maya Arulpragasam is seen in the woods clad in a velvet cloak, the work of stylist Emma MacFarlane. The issue can be downloaded in PDF format at thefader.com. Watch it via YouTube below.

M.I.A.: How Dare Tenacious D Take The Stage After Me!

M.I.A. was showing her diva side with her Twitter followers (@_M_I_A_) moments ago after learning she’d be performing after Tenacious D due to the Beastie Boys pulling out of Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco on August 30th. The British alt hip hop artist writes:

Shows 7 dayz away! I better go make outfits!

p.s I originally booked on shows coz Beasties were headliners, but now they ain’t doing it and I jus wanna say, we have to go hard!!!

Can’t believe they replaced Beasties with Tenacious D??? And if I pull out they sue! So really? Tenacious D after me?

So me and Jack Black are back to back, Beasties get well soon!

You’re all welcome on stage from the get go, fu** it! I’m takin ‘Bird Flu’ out of the set! Just to make a point!

N.A.S.A. ‘Whachadoin?’ Video

N.A.S.A. are out with the video to their new single ‘Whachadoin?’, featuring Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santigold and Nick Zinner, off the indie hip hop duo’s debut album ‘The Spirit of Apollo’, out now on ANTI-. Watch it below.

N.A.S.A. 'The Spirit of Apollo' cover art

Rye Rye ‘Bang’ Video Ft. M.I.A.

Rye Rye is out with the video to her ‘Bang’, featuring her label boss M.I.A., off the Baltimore, Maryland rapper’s upcoming debut album on N.E.E.T. Watch the M.I.A. directed video below.

M.I.A. Didn’t Name Her Baby Boy Ickitt

M.I.A. checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@mia) on Friday (March 6), reacting to reports that she had named her baby boy Ickitt. The 31-year-old tells readers:

My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or Lickit thank you very much to all the Hollywood press. he’s a baby, he don’t need press!

I didn’t release the baby name because I didn’t think it was news!!!!

But I will be back with something news worthy soon, till then go pick on Apple, Satchel and Moon Unit.

Lots of love Stickit!!

It’s A Boy For M.I.A.

M.I.A. checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@mia) on Saturday (February 14). The 31-year-old rapper tells readers:

Happy Valentines!

Sunday nite I came home from the Grammys still in the mood to party, I coulda easily gone out but I went home instead, lucky I did!! Coz my early stage labor kicked in around 2 am.

My baby was born Wednesday, he is healthy, fine, beautiful and the most amazing thing ever on this planet, of course I’m his mum!!!

Me and baby are putting our tour dates for 2010 together
and making mix tapes
and figuring out a way to break out of the hospital!

Hopefully the world is been ticking along and I ain’t missed much!

c u soon,

And my baby boy sayz hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!

The video at YouTube has since been removed.