M.I.A. Previews Cover for Upcoming Book

M.I.A. took to Instagram to reveal the cover sleeve for her upcoming Rizzoli book entitled, M.I.A.  The book, which will be released on October 23rd, chronicles M.I.A.’s life through a series of collages, photos, and prints.

[Via M.I.A.’s Instagram]

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M.I.A. Reveals Details on Upcoming Album

During a Twitter Q&A yesterday with fans, M.I.A. discussed her upcoming album.  M.I.A. stated that her album is scheduled to be released in December along with a book, documentary film, and art exhibition.  She plans to include 5 to 15 songs with no collaborations.  She also described the album as a “f%$^ you” to industry critics, a sound like “Paul Simon on acid,” and taste “sweet and sour bitter and salt and HOT!”

Well, alrighty then!

[Via The FADER]

M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj Pull Nominations for the 2012 MTV VMAs

MTV has announced its nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.  M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj received several nominations, which are listed below.  To see the entire list, click here.

Best Cinematography: “Bad Girls” (M.I.A.)

Best Direction: “Bad Girls” (M.I.A.)

Best Female Video: “Starships” (Nick Minaj)

Best Hip Hop Video: “Beez In The Trap” (Nicki Minaj and 2Chainz)

Best Visual: “Turn Me On” (David Guetta and Nicki Minaj)

Video of the Year: “Bad  Girls” (M.I.A.)