Rapper M.I.A Annonces Patreon Page; Calls Traditional Platforms Fake and Limiting
By Prince Hakeem
Remember Sri Lankan rapper MIA? Just like her namesake, this rapper who’s most known for her 2007 hit Paper Planes, has been relatively MIA since then. She’s popped up here and there with a couple of albums throughout the years, yet never really captured the same energy she had with her “Kala” album.
Well it’s 2020 and MIA is back and ready to deliver her content straight to you. In an Instagram post, the singer-songwriter announced that she now has a Patreon page. Patreon has been the go-to platform for content creators who wish to have exclusive access to their fans.
As for what MIA is going to do releasing on her page, it’ll be a little bit of everything.
“I also want to make this fun and random: It might be ASMR Sri Lankan cooking, or I might go and stay in a silent Ashram in India for a month and just not speak, or I want to interview interesting people, do some reporting, make clothes, make paintings, just see where it takes me.”
MIA has long felt a disconnect with other streaming platforms.
She told Rolling Stone. “I’ve tried all the other platforms and it’s like: this one is too mean and hateful, this one is too fake and self-obsessed, and this one just sells all your data to Cambridge Analytica… Hopefully, this one is going to be just right.
As a versatile artist, MIA has always had unique and interesting projects. Let’s see what she does next.