M.I.A. Tweet Hints at Return; New Album Possibly in June

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Vibe / February 24, 2010

In typical M.I.A fashion, last night she sent off 3 rapid-fire tweets that may signify the release of her new album for this summer.

From her twitter feed, “BANNED FROM LEAVING THE U.S, FAMILY BANNED FROM COMING TO U.S TO SEE ME , BABY, RECORDING LP, SIGNING THE DOPEST ACTS THATS HITTIN 2010”, “I THINK IM READY”, and “JUNE 2010”.

While this is purely speculation, it seems very likely that June 2010 could be a potential release date for her new album, as rumors of it being finished have been around for some time now. It also seems clear that the U.S. government still finds the Sri Lankan born singer to be a threat to national security (perhaps they thought that the gunshots in “Paper Planes” were real).

M.I.A has worked with producers such as Diplo, Switch, and Rusko, who last week tweeted that the album was finished. Hopefully there will be more conclusive news to come. - Jonathan B Eiseman