"I never listen to my records... When you're making it you listen to it all the time, but when I've made it and it's done and I hand it in, then I don't listen to it. You listen to it all the time in the car... You have to listen to it in your headphones, on the laptop, in your mate's car, in your mum's car, at the local shopping centre, but once it's out there then it's other people's. It's not yours." British rapper M.I.A refuses to listen to her own music once it's released.