Last night, M.I.A. rifled off three quick posts on her Twitter: “BANNED FROM LEAVING THE U.S, FAMILY BANNED FROM COMING TO U.S TO SEE ME, BABY, RECORDING LP, SIGNING THE DOPEST ACTS THATS HITTIN 2010,” “I THINK IM READY,” and “JUNE 2010.”
Which seems to suggest the U.S. government still believes she’s some sort of threat and that her much anticipated third album is coming out in June. Either that, or she just really likes the month of June and wants to tell people about it. (She also posted a link to photos from a Jeremy Scott fashion show, saying “IRANIAN PRINCESS SADE IS SPREADING.”)
M.I.A. worked with producers Diplo, Rusko, Switch, Blaqstarr, and Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller on the LP. (Could the currently label-less Rising duo Sleigh Bells be one of said “DOPEST ACTS”?) Last week, Rusko Tweeted that the album is finished. And she posted a version of new song “Space Odyssey” on her Twitter last month. More info as we get it.