As we wait in eager anticipation for the M.I.A. + Madonna + Nicki Minaj collabo, “Gimme All Your Luvin’,” here’s M.I.A.’s new single, Bad Girls, which is a reworking of a track from her late-2010 mixtape, Vicki Leekx. We’ll post the video of “Bad Girls” on Friday, when M.I.A. releases it to the world.

Lookout for the debut of the Madonna + M.I.A. song, “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” on Thursday’s American Idol show (see local listings for time and channel). With M.I.A.’s cameo performance this weekend at the Super Bowl half-time show with Madonna and Nicki Minaj, we wonder if she’s gone too mainstream. Then we remember this video for “Born Free,” and her work as a pop artist here – maybe she’s still keepin’ it real.





Bad Girls by M.I.A., produced by Danja