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M.I.A. Departs Roc Nation

At times it seems as if Jay Z can never lose, but apparently he just lost one.

At times it seems as if Jay Z can never lose, but apparently he just lost one.  Rapper/singer M.I.A. recently announced that she would be leaving Roc Nation via Twitter on New Year’s Ever.
 

M.I.A. has been signed to Roc Nation for a year and a half. The relationship between the performer and the label came to a head this summer when Roc Nation pulled a trailer for a documentary about the release of her 2013 offering, Matangi.  Director Steve Loveridge leaked the teaser and claimed Roc Nation and Interscope were delaying the film’s production.  He immediately quit the project following a copyright claim by the labels. M.I.A. and Loveridge resumed filming the project in London with a new group of co-producers a few months later.


 

Starting his career as lead writer for EURweb.com back in 1998, Ricardo A Hazell has served as Senior Contributor with The Shadow League since coming to the company in 2013. His byline has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the South China Sea Morning Post, the Root and many other publications. At TSL he is charged with exploring black cultural angles where they intersect with the mainstream.