M.I.A. Says She Finally Has a U.S. Visa

 M.I.A. in 2015
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 M.I.A. photographed on Oct. 5, 2015 in Paris.

After months of legal trouble, M.I.A. has finally been granted her U.S. visa.

The artist had been vocal about her troubles obtaining the document -- even including a track called “Visa” on her latest album, AIM -- and she revealed Wednesday in an Instagram post that it had been approved.


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In a tweet earlier this year, the artist stated that after she had turned in her latest album to her American label, there was uncertainty around the release date since she couldn’t do promotion in the U.S.

The lack of the document ultimately resulted in the album's initial July 2016 release to be pushed back to Sept. 9. AIM debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

The Instagram post also hints at plans of touring.


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