M.I.A. Comes for Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Madonna, and Ariana Grande in New Track
M.I.A. is back and whipping up a new batch of controversy after she released the lyrics to her latest single “P.O.W.A.”
In the lyrics to “P.O.W.A.,” M.I.A. creatively rhymes “supa-kala fascist, racist, espi-ala-tazors” with “cases,” but her most provocative poetic move is her sweeping jab at Ariana Grande, Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Rihanna. She sings at the end, “I’m not Rihanna/I’m not Madonna/I’m not Mariah/or Ariana/I’m been around in this world causing drama/The real spice girl, hot girl power.”
This certainly isn’t the first time that M.I.A. has disparaged the other female artists that she mentions “P.O.W.A.” Recall last November when she claimed that Madonna, Beyoncé, and Rihanna copied her work in an interview with Attitude UK magazine:
“I’m fine with Madonna or Beyoncé or Rihanna being ‘inspired’ by my work, but I would like them to then go, ‘Yeah, this immigrant who came out of nowhere influenced us, so maybe not all of them are f**king terrible. They don’t even think like that. They go ‘Yeah, maybe me stealing the stuff says she’s all right. She should be thankful we’re stealing it.’”
Madonna also was “not happy” with M.I.A. after she gave the crowd the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.
“P.O.W.A.” is expected to drop within the next few days. Until then, stand with your fandom and check out the full lyrics to the song below.