UPDATE: Pitchfork now reports that Matangi has received a release date. As of today Interscope plans to release the album on November 5.

M.I.A. has been teasing her fourth studio album Matangi for months now, telling an Australian site earlier this year that her label Interscope delayed the record because it was “too positive.” Now, the British/Sri-Lankan artist went on a mini Twitter rant threatening to just leak the album.


This certainly isn’t the first time M.I.A. has tweeted controversial things—there was more drama involving the documentary that was supposed to come out alongside Matangi earlier this year. When the trailer leaked and her director dramatically quit, the singer was not happy.

There was also that time she tweeted a New York Times reporter’s cell phone number because she didn’t like the article. So maybe we’ll get to hear the album next week, albeit illegally. Or maybe M.I.A. needs to learn a little patience, these stunts are getting a little old.