By Zachary Swickey
If there is any rapper who has a message and wants to be heard, it’s outspoken, Sri Lankan politically-charged powerhouse MIA. And now star is ready to tell her story in an autobiography that is due to drop this fall.
According to the book publishers, Rizzoli, the work is eyeing an October release and is being described as an “autobiographical monograph in collages.” The 192-page book will reportedly include over 300 images as well as “several unpublished testimonies” from MIA herself.
MIA is currently in the studio working on her upcoming fourth studio album – just yesterday she tweeted to Jay Electronica that she’s in London working on the effort. The untitled album will be released on her new label, Mercury Records, and will be her first since 2010’s MAYA.
Last month, MIA dropped a video for her new(ish) single “Bad Girls.” The song originated as a tune from her Vicki Leekx mixtape released on New Year’s Eve in 2010 for free through her website. However, the new version of the song is a revamp and will likely end up on the new disc.
Known for causing controversy, MIA also got into a bit of a tiff earlier this week with Anderson “Silver Fox” Cooper. She accused the political reporter of calling her a “terrorist” – a Tamil activist. However, Anderson shut her up pretty good and quick, replying, “You are mistaken. I never called you a terrorist. I don’t even know who you are other than the lady who sang at the superbowl.”
Sorry MIA, but Twitter victory goes to Mr. Cooper. (But don’t worry, they’ve already kissed and made up).