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M.I.A. Has Completed Her 'Last LP', Says She Can't Work in the U.S.

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M.I.A. attends the Moschino show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 26, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

M.I.A. has drip-fed a slew of new tracks in recent months, from "Temple” (a collab with Baauer and G-Dragon)  to “Rewear It” (its video premiered on Vogue’s website and came about through a partnership with clothing brand H&M), "Borders" and, more recently, "MIA OLA" and "Foreign Friend."

So it stands to reason there’s a new M.I.A. album on the way. Well, maybe. 

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M.I.A. is delivering Matahdatah to its label this week, though the British-Sri Lankan artist paints a less-than-rosy picture for what she says be her last album. And she’s currently without a U.S. visa, a situation she places at the feet of the music company. 

“I am handing my last LP in to my American label this week. It'll be up to them if its released.I don't have visa 4 states to promote or spk!," she tweeted.

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Though she doesn’t name-check the label, M.I.A.’s "Borders" single was released last November through Interscope Records.

“Can't tour the US without a visa- might have to start writing songs 4 Dj Khaled and Selene Gomez (sic) to get heard," she added. 

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