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    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:09:24

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    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

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    On Tuesday, MTV revealed its nominees for their upcoming annual VIdeo Music Awards. M.I.A.'s video for "Boarders: was not included on the list - it was one of our favorite videos of 2015 - and she responded on her Twitter today saying:

    M.I.A. is no stranger to controversy, and the video for "Boarders" certainly got people talking. Earlier this year she told Al-Jazeera:

    "The reaction's been extreme, [as with] most of my work. It has weeded out a lot of hate from neo-Nazi groups, and people thinking that it's going to cause white genocide, and that's what I'm promoting. Obviously, on the other side, I have had a tremendous amount of support from my fans and other people who feel that it's important for artists and musicians to speak about current affairs, and things that actually affect our society."

    M.I.A. is dropping her next, and possibly final, album September 9th. It is titled Aim.

    For more on M.I.A., check out:

    M.I.A. Announces New New Single, "Go Off" From Upcoming Album "AIM"

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    07.28.16

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