M.I.A. unveils video for new song “P.O.W.A.” — watch

In which she lightly calls out Rihanna, Madonna, and Ariana Grande

    M.I.A. fans should be doubly excited this Wednesday afternoon: the Sri Lankan artist has shared a new song called “P.O.W.A.” as well as its corresponding music video.

    The fresh offering is a bouncy cut that promotes activism and outspokenness — a point which she drives home by referencing (or rather calling out) a couple of major pop stars. “I’m not Rihanna, I’m not Madonna, I’m not Mariah or Ariana/ I’m been around in this world causing drama,” she sings toward the end. “The real spice girl, hot girl power.”

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    Its visual was directed by M.I.A. and captures the musician as she relaxes in a truck bed full of flowers and stands amidst majestic canyons. There’s also some cool choreographed shots from what looks like a desert. Watch it up above.


    Find the song’s full lyrics below. Earlier this week, M.I.A. was named the curator of this year’s Meltdown Festival in London.