M.I.A. Documentary Preview Leaks, Is Pulled Offline

Singer "black listed through normal channels"
M.I.A.

A preview from a forthcoming M.I.A. documentary has leaked online, and then been pulled from the internet.

M.I.A. hasn't even released her new album yet and already the headlines are pouring in. Film maker Steve Loveridge revealed last year he was working on a documentary about the singer, which would match unseen archive footage to new interviews and more.

No word on a release date as yet, although over the weekend a teaser did leak online. The short clip contained enough to whet our appetite, with big hitters such as Kanye West, Spike Jonze, XL's Richard Russell and Diplo taking part.

Uploaded by Loveridge, the clip was swiftly removed from the internet following a copyright infringement claim from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).

Firing up Twitter, M.I.A. sent an enraged notice to fans: "im gonna need @kickstarter and my fans to help make this exist , ive been black listed through normal channels !!!!!!!"

Using his Tumblr, Loveridge began posting screenshots of an email exchange with an un-named Roc Nation employee. Seemingly the label is going to move forward with the project, which will be released to coincide with forthcoming album 'Matangi'. (via Pitchfork)

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