MIA is the True Indie Artist Spirit

This is MIA’s world and we are just living in it – this has been quite clear from the very start, now that she has been making music for the last 15 years. WE have witnessed the many artistic projects and music she has blessed us with.

But recently in a true indie artist spirit she made a Patreon account which is available for fans to subscribe to for as little as $5 and $10 per month, on a tier basis. The subscribers have access to “short films, clips and video diaries,” unreleased footage from her MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A documentary, live streams, Q&As and new music, which is what she has now delivered!

To mark the 15th anniversary of her debut album “Arular”, she released a new song on her Patreon called ‘OHMNI20209’ just for her subscribers. “Free music to get you the fuck up outta bed! Here’s the beginning,” M.I.A. tweeted Sunday, announcing the song’s arrival.

“I’m doing a Patreon, because I make so much stuff and record so many things that aren’t music and don’t fit on other platforms,” M.I.A. wrote when she started using the platform to truly reach all her fans. “I’m still making music, putting out the 6th album which is nearly finished, on a normal label, same as the others.”

We are all here for the artists who are an open book and beckon us in with beautiful, moving revolutionary music.

Taylor Swift – 1, Kimye – 0

As if by cosmic fate, the lords of the internet have, through mysterious origins, answered our prayers and delivered a video that will take us through another day of bed sitting and not showering.

The news abuzz is this — a full length video of the conversation between Kayne West, Kim K, and Taylor Swift has surfaced. If this doesn’t ring the bell in hell just yet let us jog your drama-repository memory. After the 2016-hit song ‘Famous’ came out that had the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous,” the saga began where Taylor objected to being called “that bitch” and also being implicated in Kanye’s weird fetish for people he doesn’t actually like. Which then gave birth to a video posted by Kim K of a phone conversation where it seems that Taylor was well aware of the song and the intent. Which then gave birth to a global point-and-shame-at-Taylor phenomenon. And that, kids, is how, your snake emojis met the world.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered using digital filters.) Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images)

Now the newly surfaced video, whose authenticity is widely accepted as is, shows that Taylor was actually the opposite of aware, comfortable, or on board with the whole thing. Firstly, it’s clear that Kanye never ran the use of “that bitch” past Taylor and we even hear Kanye request Taylor to release his video on her personal Twitter account.

The response to this from Swift is very perceptible discomfort. What we finally find here in this sludge of celebrities having no moral compass is a woman who feels powerless in the shadow of a man who keeps trying to barge into her life periodically and shape her narrative at his obnoxious whim.

It is clear to see that this powerlessness is what gives birth to the ‘Reputation’ tour as well as ‘The Man’. The angst is palpable as is the discomfort in the phone call.

TayTay, you have us on your team, finally, after all.