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M.I.A. Leaves HARD Organizers With Headache
M.I.A. has had a pretty rough year. First, her recent album, 'Maya,' didn't receive the greatest sales and critiques. Then, she embarked on a series of shows that were near-disaster level failures -- the biggest of which was at the HARD NYC Festival this past July...
The Pen vs. The Mic: When Music Meets the Press
In the opening lines of 'Tyrone,' Erykah Badu provides a disclaimer: "Now keep in mind that I'm an artist, and I'm sensitive about my s---." No truer words could be spoken in regards to the tumultuous relationship between artist and critic...
M.I.A. Heading Out on Fall North American Tour
Controversial singer M.I.A. has announced plans to embark on a 12-date North American tour at the end of the month.
Though the fiery singer has performed some rocky gigs, including a disastrous show in New York this past July, the Sri Lankan/British phenom has promised fans that she will once again …
M.I.A. Faces Pay Cut Because Fans Rushed Stage
Yesterday, TheBoomBox featured a story on Wiz Khalifa getting bum rushed on stage by fans that led to a temporary postponement of the rapper's concert. Apparently, a similar incident befell M.I.A. during her performance last Saturday at the Big Chill music festival in Herefordshire, England...
Kanye West ‘Very Excited About Credenza’ — Say What!
Kanye West is very exciting about his credenza game. "Everyone says all great art comes from pain but I think my greatest art comes from excitement and joy. It's a completely different perspective about being extremely excited about stuff that is only cool to me
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M.I.A. Claims Oprah Winfrey Gave Her the ‘Cold Shoulder’
M.I.A. has a short list of celebrities she's not into right now, and it looks like she's added daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey to the roster.
In an interview with 'Time Out London,' M.I.A. recanted an experience at this year's Metropolitan Ball in New York where she says…
Dame Dash Calls Jay-Z ‘a Criminal’ — Say What!
Dame Dash recently discussed his relationship with Jay-Z, whom he charges with "stabbing him in the back" after their partnership went sour. "The people that I was helping, once they realized their dreams, they did what a criminal would do," Dame said...
T.I. Joins Ludacris and M.I.A. at Virgin Mobile Fest
T.I. will join Ludacris, M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem as a headlining performer at the annual Virgin Mobile Fest in September.
Virgin Chairman, Sir Richard Branson, announced the festival lineup on Tuesday (July 19) via the company's new web TV show, Virigin Mobile Live, while Virgin Mobile FreeFrest c…
M.I.A. Is Not Rushing Down the Aisle
M.I.A. has attracted a good deal of attention for her engagement to Benjamin Bronfman, the son of Warner Music CEO and multi-millionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr. But even though she's already given birth to an American child, U.S. immigration officials are still giving her a hard time due to her radi…
M.I.A. Has Kind Words for Nicki Minaj
M.I.A. isn't afraid to go off on artists. She's been quoted calling a Justin Bieber video "an assault to my eyes" and Lady Gaga "a good mimic." But M.I.A., who releases her new album, '///Y/,' this week, only has accolades for Young Money'…

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