One day after teasing her new single “P.O.W.A.” on Twitter, British rapper and producer M.I.A. released the song's visually stunning music video on Wednesday (Feb. 8).
Her teaser tweet denied comparison to modern pop icons, with lyrics asserting she’s not Rihanna, Madonna, Mariah or Ariana. No stranger to drama and public disputes, M.I.A. raps that she is a “real spice girl, hot girl power.” The rest of the song challenges a different type of influence, slaying the idea of “supa-kala fascist, racist, espi-ala-tazors” and encouraging the power of the people.