M.I.A. Leaks New Diplo-Produced Song on Twitter

A screen grab from the website playing the new M.I.A. and Diplo collabo.
A screen grab from the website playing the new M.I.A. and Diplo collabo.

Despite the rift between M.I.A. and her ex-BF and producer Diplo, she leaked an unreleased song via Twitter yesterday that's apparently produced by ... wait for it ... Diplo.

Only two days earlier, M.I.A. similarly shared a link for a brand new video for "Story To Be Told," one of the songs on her new album MAYA, at an obnoxiously unique URL that, for a brief period, was the exclusive source for the clip.

Once again, she's created an odd web address for a debut: 4THEPEOPLEONTHEBOAT.com, which plays an untitled track accompanied by lo-bit visuals of a gambling cowboy geezer, blasting kalashnikovs and a spinning globe.

As for the origin of the beat itself, the truth came out via some Twitter drama.

M.I.A. nonchalantly announces the new website, er, song.
M.I.A. nonchalantly announces the new website, er, song.
A jacka--er, motweet weighs in, mistaking the songs lyrics as being directed at Diplo.
A jacka--er, motweet weighs in, mistaking the songs lyrics as being directed at Diplo.
Diplo sets 'em straight.
Diplo sets 'em straight.
So maybe he is a little bitter ...
So maybe he is a little bitter ...

And in case you missed it, here's the bonkers Flash video for "Story to Be Told":

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