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MIA Teases New Song with Diplo, the First in Six Years

M.I.A. and Diplo began their romantic relationship in 2003, In 2007, the two artists released their first collaboration "Paper Planes," and the song proved to be a fantastic commercial success. The hit single - which appeared on M.I.A.'s second studio album Kala - went three times platinum and peaked in the Top 20 in multiple countries and landed in the Top 10 of seven Billboard charts.

Just a year after "Paper Planes," the tweets and interviews regarding their highly-publicized and not-so-pretty breakup began. But the two went on to work together for M.I.A.'s 2010 mixtape Vicki Leekx.

Last year, a post from Diplo confirmed that the two seemed to have completely buried the hatchet.

Best friends forever @miamatangi

A photo posted by diplo (@diplo) on

But now it's official that the two have been back in the studio again. Today, M.I.A. teased a new song with Diplo and Blaqstarr called "Bird Song," which is slated to drop on August 12.

The first single M.I.A. released off of her upcoming album AIM was also a big collab. The British Sri Lankan hip hop artist dropped "Get Off" with Skrillex on July 14. Expected to arrive on September 9, the new album is likely her last record, according to statements in a recent interview with Annie Mac.

H/T Thump, Ministry of Sound

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.

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