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M.I.A. Documentary Teaser Featuring Kanye West and Diplo Leaked, Removed by Roc Nation, Director Publicly Quits Project

Pitchfork
Sunday, 7 July 2013

M.I.A. Documentary Teaser Featuring Kanye West and Diplo Leaked, Removed by Roc Nation, Director Publicly Quits ProjectLast year, M.I.A. revealed that she was working on documentary. Today, she retweeted several people who pointed to a teaser of the documentary, which was directed by Steve Loveridge. It featured archival footage with M.I.A., Diplo, and others, plus interviews with Kanye West, Switch, Spike Jonze, XL's Richard Russell, and Interscope's Jimmy Iovine. 

Though the clip was uploaded by Loveridge, it's been removed due to a copyright infringement claim from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry). Check out the screenshot of the infringement notice below via Loveridge's Tumblr.

M.I.A. hinted that the film was being blocked from release, writing, "im gonna need @kickstarter and my fans to help make this exist , ive been black listed through normal channels !!!!!!!"

He also posted an email exchange with a Roc Nation representative, who claimed that the label was indeed going to move forward with the project and get it done in time for the release of Matangi and her festival performances. After the Roc Nation rep explained that the leak "screws with everything we've been working on setting up MATANGI," Loveridge replied, "I really couldn't give a flying fuck. Count me out. Would rather die than work on this... nothing personal :)". Read the full exchange below.

Loveridge said of the video, "This was a teaser from 2012 to show Interscope what the film would feel like. Reblog the shit out of this and maybe they’ll wake up…" He also wrote that Interscope and Roc Nation put it on hold.

Email exchange:

Copyright notice:

Watch an interview M.I.A. did with Pitchfork.tv in 2008:
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