January 2, 2014


M.I.A. Ditches Jay Z's Roc Nation

Gary Miller/FilmMagic
Gary Miller/FilmMagic

M.I.A. is making big changes for 2014, as the singer announced that she is ending her management deal with Roc Nation.

On New Year's Eve, the "Come Walk With Me" singer tweeted, "2013 i dlted old tweet to bring u this. im leaving @RocNation. Thank to everyone who supported the M.I.A #MATANGI LP. HAPPY NEW YEAR | 2014."

Since signing a management deal with Jay Z's record label last year, the release of M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi, was anything but smooth. After reworking her new material when the label told her it was "too positive," the album was finally released in November, but only after the singer threatened to leak the entire thing. 

M.I.A. and Roc Nation also butted heads when the label pulled a trailer of a documentary about the making of Matangi. M.I.A. told fans she'd been "blacklisted," and Steve Loveridge, the documentary's director, dropped out from the project entirely.

As for what's next for the outspoken singer, it looks like she'll be doing it on her own... with the help of whatever talent she can find on Twitter.