M.I.A. has explained to fans the lengthy wait for her new album 'Mata'.
M.I.A. has claimed she waited two years for Doja Cat to record her verse for their collaboration.
The 42-year-old star has vowed to release her album 'Mata' in September, even if she has to "leak it myself", as she claimed a number of her featured artists, also including Nicki Minaj, have taken their time sending her their parts adding to the delay.
M.I.A. - whose real name is Mathangi Arulpragasam - wrote on her Instagram Story: “Coming soon I promise.
“I had to wait 2 years for a Doja Cat verse…. Then a Nicki one… Then a…. Never mind.
“If Mata isn’t out [September] I will leak it myself.”
She also posted a preview of a new song on her page.
So far, fans have heard the lead single 'The One' and 'Popular', while another unreleased track featured on the Netflix show 'Never Have I Ever'.
The 'Paper Planes' singer previously described 'Mata' as a "clash" of "your ego and spirituality".
She said: “I think there’s a bit of a battle on the record.
“There is a bit of a clash, but the clash is like your ego and spirituality. Those are the clashes. Because as a musician, you need some ego, otherwise you can’t do it.”
'Mata' is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016's 'AIM'.
However, M.I.A. has released a slew of singles, including ‘P.O.W.A.’ and ‘Babylon'.
The trailblazing artist also earned her first number one thanks to a feature on Travis Scott's ‘Franchise’.
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