M.I.A. To Collaborate With Kanye?

At the Thakoon presentation in the fall of 2008, West wears a gray tweed suit with tortoiseshell specs. The neatly buttoned shirt combined with a hint at suspenders and boating shoes is a flattering outfit. This new "distinguished professor" look sporadically appears again.

M.I.A. is the latest artist to allude to working on Kanye West's forthcoming album.

The singer recently wrote on her Twitter page that she has teamed up with the rapper for his fifth studio project, now titled "Dark Twisted Fantasy." "In the studio with Kanye, just speaking in Mark Twain quotes," she tweeted cryptically, to which Kanye obediently replied with a Twain quote.

Along with M.I.A., Beyoncé, Bon Iver and Seal are also rumored to appear on the set, which is slated to hit stores on Nov. 16 in the U.S. The 40-minute accompanying film to next single, "Runaway," which Kanye premiered at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, was reportedly recently shot in Prague and will be released in coming weeks.

In related news, Kanye recently revealed the single sleeve for "Runaway," which features a ballerina dressed in a black tutu.