M.I.A. has been ready to release her 4th studio album, Matangi, since last year. Originally set for a late 2012 release, it was delayed until April for being too positive. Now it's August, and the record is still locked away.
Frustrated by the delays, M.I.A. took to Twitter last night and threatened to leak the album herself if her label, Interscope, does not choose a date.
If interscope takes longer i can always leak this next week and make a new one by the time they are ready.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) August 9, 2013
Curiously, just hours after she made her Twitter threats, Interscope has announced that Matangi will be out on November 5th. The album is expected to include her lead single, "Bring The Noise," as well as "Only 1 U." Stay tuned for a full tracklist.