M.I.A is really starting to gain momentum, and is on this week Billboard Magazine cover. The M.I.A article within Billboard covers everything from her recent twitter-blasts against the New York Times to her upcoming album.

M.I.A. had to say:

“I said, ‘Fuck the New York Times’.”

M.I.A also mentioned that she doesnt regret doing the story, but didnt go into much detail about the NYT article (I think we are all sick of hearing about it).

Billboard also talked to senior director of marketing Dyana Kass who said:

“She’s a controversial artist, and she always has been. That’s nothing new. When she does something it makes noise. That is what it is.”