M.I.A. Writes Song Inspired by Three-Hour Verizon Tech Support Cal
Lesson to Verizon: Neon-spandexed globe-trotting hip-hop-ish superstars like M.I.A. should not be subjected to three-hour tech support calls, because her resulting song “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection” is bound to become the new “shake it like a Polaroid picture.”
The best part about “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection,” which is due to appear on her forthcoming followup to Kala this summer, is that she actually got Filipino Verizon workers to sing the hook. Says M.I.A.:
I was having issues with my cable and wireless, and I was on the phone [with tech support] for three hours, and I thought, ‘Maybe this needs to be part of my music, could you just learn these lyrics and sing it down the phone to me?’ Ten phone calls later, I have Internet that stinks and a song.