M.I.A. had some SWV-length, jewel-encrusted nails done for the photo shoot for her new album Matangi. Except that the final album artwork was so stylized that no one got to see them.

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The nails were done by famed nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade of The Illustrated Nail, who posted shots of her work on her Tumblr. It looks like an awful lot of work went into the set, considering that they weren't featured on the album cover [bottom left], and are practically invisible in the inset [bottom right].