M.I.A. Follows Refugees On Journey in Striking Video for ‘Borders’

Last week, M.I.A. released “Borders,” a rallying cry for the current refugee crisis. Today, she shared the song’s self-directed video, which shows the singer accompanying refugees as they scale barbed-wire fences, pack themselves on crowded boats and wade through the ocean during their journey.
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MIA's New Video Elevates Badass South Asian Warrior Women

Though MIA’s 2013 album, Matangi, was generally well received, it was not well understood. This was, in part, because of many Western music critics’ lack of curiosity about cultures outside their own, and specifically the music within; Matangi was an assertion of MIA’s globality, but also centered specifically on a… »7/15/15 10:50am7/15/15 10:50am

MIA On Diplo Trying To Control Her Early Career: 'He Was Just Jealous'

This week marks the ten-year anniversary of MIA's Arular, an album which quite literally changed pop music and presaged the way the internet would create an avenue for marginalized genres across the globe to thrive outside their communities. Of course, part of this is due to MIA's collaboration with Diplo, who only… »3/20/15 1:50pm3/20/15 1:50pm

Here's Gwen Stefani's New 'Feminist' Track 'Spark the Fire'

Earlier this month at the Odd Future Carnival, Pharrell previewed a bit of this Gwen track and said it was "about feminism." Today, Stefani dropped the album art and the song hit the internet tout suite. Not totally sure what this has to do with feminism, really except, is everyone just discovering Le Tigre or what… »11/24/14 7:10pm11/24/14 7:10pm

Sequin King Ashish Cast All Black Models in His Latest Runway Show

Ashish Gupta is a Delhi-born British designer whose inventive fusion of sequins and not-so-obvious pop culture references have attracted the devoted lust of every London club kid worth their salt. In a time when American designers seem to be in a contest d'thirst for the attention and cache of THE YOUTH (cough; cough »9/18/14 8:00pm9/18/14 8:00pm

Watch MIA and Her Flowing Pantsuit Perform on Conan

Last night, professional shit-stirrer M.I.A. gave a rather energetic performance of her song 'Y.A.L.A.' (You Always Live Again) on Conan. Just lights, smoke, a twelve-spoke wheel, and a red, flowy article of clothing that could have benefitted from some big ass Beyoncé-style fans — though MIA did work it as best she… »11/14/13 12:30pm11/14/13 12:30pm

Feast Your Eyes Upon the Insane Donatella Versace/M.I.A Collaboration

Just yesterday, Versus Versace confirmed their collaboration with M.I.A., and, if you're a person who is physically incapable of anticipating something for over 24 hours, you're in luck! Photographs of collection are here; every piece is very busy and possibly eye-searing (as was prophecized a day ago). »10/08/13 4:20pm10/08/13 4:20pm

M.I.A. is at War with the NFL for That Super Bowl Middle Finger Moment

In February of 2012, a musical artist who once made the mistake of ending a relationship with Diplo and preventing the world from receiving the bounty that would be the world's most rhythmic children did something inappropriate during a small sports show hosted by the National Football League. The National Football… »9/19/13 4:50pm9/19/13 4:50pm