M.I.A. has plenty of gifts in store for her fans this Christmas. The “Bad Girls” rapper is planning to release a new album, book, and documentary in December.
“MIA > BOOK, LP, DOCUMENTARY, AND ART EXHIBITION IN DEC !” she announced via Twitter.
In March, it was revealed that M.I.A. was working on an autobiographical monograph documenting her career and style. The self-titled book, containing 300 images and several unpublished testimonies, will be published by Rizzoli New York.
M.I.A. signed a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation earlier this year and has been readying her fourth LP Matangi, the follow-up to 2010’s /\/\/\Y/\.
She doesn’t know how many tracks will make the album, but don’t expect any big-name collaborations. When asked by one fan if she would work with Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj, she responded, “no collabs ! maybe its based on what they stand for. nobody can cross it, only that know can cross it,” adding, “no one in the industry collected blows in the last 3 years as much as me , this is a fuck you to them and a thank you to you.”
She’s been in the studio cooking up a mix of flavors, describing it as “sweet and sour bitter and salt and HOT!”