Interscope blocks Diplo, M.I.A. collab ‘Bird Song’
Earlier this month, M.I.A. teased a collaboration titled “Bird Song” with former romantic partner and collaborator Diplo. It seemed the two had finally reached a truce following more than half a decade of highly publicized, contentious feuding. Now, it looks like their single may never see the light of day after all as the emcee’s label won’t approve the final track.
In a series of social media posts, M.I.A. expressed frustration at Interscope for apparently blocking the track’s release. Though she was able to release a version of the song with production from frequent collaborator Blaqstarr, the Diplo-produced alternate was supposed to arrive August 12. Interscope has yet to reply to the allegations, but a preview of the track has already been leaked online.