M.I.A. shares snippet of new song 'Popular'

M.I.A. shares snippet of new song 'Popular'

M.I.A's new song is dropping soon and her fans are already in love with the clip she teased.

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Rapper M.I.A. is gearing up for the release of new music. The 47-year-old revealed that her single, 'Popular', is due for release on Friday, August 12. 

"MIA IS DEAD AF. THE FUTURE IS HERE ITS MAI B***ES," she captioned a clip of the track on Instagram. 

Some of the 'Paper Planes' hitmaker's fans noticed that she was using the name M.A.I. The rapper shared another clip of herself dancing to her new song with another tease about her name. 

"M.I.A. is irrelevant … She’s got an expiry date … I am M.A.I. … I am techno humanoid. I’m forever.”

Her fans are already in love with her new music. 

"Omfg Maya. I was found dead. My heart is literally beating fast and I’m screaming at 2am. Come thru sis. M.A.I slappin already," one of her Instagram followers commented. 

Another fan wrote: "So hyped for this. It's been a long time!"

American DJ and producer, Diplo, also gave the song a thumbs up. He shared several flame emojis in the comments section. 

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A few months ago, M.I.A., whose real name is Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, released her first song since 2020.

'The One' made its debut in May. It's the first single off the British-Sri Lankan rapper's upcoming album, 'MATA'.  M.I.A.'s new music is a lot happier. It also has a spiritual feel. 

The star announced in an interview with Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe that she is a born-again Christian. 

M.I.A. says she “was in a really happy place" when she was working on her new record - which she says has two sides to it. 

"I think there’s a bit of a battle on the record. There is a bit of a clash, but the clash is, like, your ego and spirituality. Those are the clashes because, as a musician, you need some ego, otherwise you can’t do it. Also the genre of music that—genres I should say—is all very much like egocentric. 

"It’s not like I’m an artist that came from gospel or something. For me, it was, like, to have that journey, and also, like, it was a significant time to discuss like Islamophobia... talking about wars in the Middle East and things like that," the 'Bad Girls' rapper said.

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