Edgy and alternative rapper MIA has had her most recent album Mathangi delayed by her record label after they told her it was “too positive”. I know she’s known for being a little bit off-centre but since when was there anything wrong with positive music?
Speaking to Gold Coast MIA said:
I thought I’d finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago. At the moment, I’ve been told it’s too positive. So we’re having a bit of an issue at the label. They’re like, ‘You need to like darken it up a bit’. It’s like, ‘We just built you up as the public enemy number one and now you’re coming out with all this positive stuff.
Whilst the album that was originally due to be released in coming weeks has been pushed back, the rapper has previously called Mathangi her “most confident work yet”.
Well excuse her for trying to be upbeat.