Watch: M.I.A. And Janelle Monae’s Hologram Duet


During a private performance for the new Audi A3 launch at SIR Stage37 in New York City last night (April 3), M.I.A. performed her hit “Bad Girls” with a hologram image of Janelle Monae.

In a miraculous display of technology, M.I.A.’s projection was beamed onto Monae’s stage during her L.A. show at Quixote Studios at the same damn time. M.I.A. even lent a verse to Monae’s “Queen.”

“Audi wanted to do something different for the show,” M.I.A. told Complex before her show. “They wanted to sort of push that technology to the next level after the 2Pac hologram, so Janelle and I are really proud that we’re the first living artists and females to have holograms.”

Watch 30-second fan footage of the hi-tech performance above.