M.I.A. Announces Departure From Jay Z's Roc Nation
Yesterday (January 1), the rapper tweeted that she is looking for people to work with her. "MIA 4 the people by the people, looking for young people to work in fields of ART production / MUSIC /MERCH / FILM / WEB / MARKETING SndCV,” her tweet said.
M.I.A. signed with Roc Nation May 2012. At the time, the rapper’s fourth album, Matangi, was slated for a fall 2012 release.
In July 2013, director Steve Loveridge leaked a teaser video for a documentary that was scheduled to accompany Matangi. Roc Nation reportedly pulled the video, saying that it was hurting the set-up of the album, according to rollingstone.com.
M.I.A. has also said that Interscope Records, which released her music, said that Matangi was “too positive,” per rollingstone.com.
M.I.A.'s tweets are as follows:
MIA 4 the people by the people, looking for young people to work in fields of ART production / MUSIC /MERCH / FILM / WEB / MARKETING SndCV— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) January 1, 2014