M.I.A. Designs Beck’s Beer Bottle Label, Talks New Album ‘Matangi’

M.I.A.

M.I.A. has been in the headlines for her Super Bowl stunt and controversial comments, but she’s turning the spotlight back on her art by designing a limited edition label for Beck’s Beer.

“I guess I’m most known for creating a lot of controversy,” said the “Bad Girls” rapper. “But I don’t want to be defined by that. I’m here to shift it back to the art.”

While she admits to not being much of a beer drinker, the “Live Beyond Labels” collaboration just made sense. “I was inspired by some sort of new, something abstract. A new beginning,” she told SPIN. “It was important to go there and start fresh, just letting go of everything. You get attached to what you were inspired by before and finding inspiration in what it is.”

The 36-year-old is putting the finishing touches on Matangi, the follow-up to her 2010 album /\/\/\Y/\. “I’ve been working on the songs by myself for awhile, and towards the end I got [producer] Switch to sort of bring it together and contribute new songs for it as well,” she said. “But I’m trying to work with tons of people, I don’t really wanna say any names because I haven’t actually chosen what songs are going on it yet.”

M.I.A.’s Beck’s label will be available this summer as one of six limited edition bottles created by artists from around the world.

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15 Comments

  1. faqfeds

    come on girl, let em know you exist and free them all.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @faqfeds, Are you kidding? She will NEVER ever sell another record in America. She ruined it a Superbowl. Tried to outshine the Queen Minaj.

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, M.I.A is 90,0000000,0000000,0000000,000000,0000000000,000000000,0000000,000000 Times better than Nicki Minaj

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    Kitty Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, You aint lying!!! M.I.A is at least original.

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @Kitty, Exactly!!

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    faqfeds Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, who the fuck cares about selling? oh yes you care! you and all those souless people who think about money and selling!!! wake up!

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  2. Kyle

    I’m pumped for the new album! She is so innovative and ‘out there’.

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  3. plus your Time & lvUb

    damn didn’t know that she is 36 year old thought she was in her 20′s *O-O*

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  4. Moi Moi

    She’s 36?! Damn. I also thought she was in her 20′s. She’s different & that’s why I like her. She doesn’t try to be like other artists. I can’t wait for her album. =-D

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  5. MinajRules2012

    Girl, GO sit down please. You are not even a true artist. Thanks.

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    Dave Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You were did before submitting the reply with a name like MinajRules2012. She’s true enough for you to come on this video & comment, not once, but twice, one being a reply to someone who praised her, & you were so upset, you replied.

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    ... Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, actually she was sitting down lol! She is the DEFINITION of a true artist. What she does has no effect on you so why are you checking for her as much as you are? G

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  6. davidjohn83

    sell out, sold her soul

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  7. Ttyl8er

    Dope.

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  8. G

    ug always that comparing with artists just stfu okay?
    Why M.I.A. ruined it on the superbowl? it was just a middlefinger here in Holland its normal we see it everyday on tv but however i love Nicki minaj so much but M.I.A. is good 2 :) so stop comparing it not necessary

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