Rapper MIA leaves Jay Z`s Roc Nation label
Los Angeles: Sri Lankan rapper MIA is parting ways with Jay Z`s Roc Nation, after months of rifts between her and the music company.
The 38-year-old singer`s problems with Roc Nation began after they were taken under the wing of Universal Music Group, earlier in 2013, reported MTV online.
"I`m leaving Roc Nation. Thank (you) to everyone who supported the MIA Matangi Lp. Happy new year. 2014," MIA announced the news on Twitter.
The singer`s album Matangi was supposed to be released in late 2012, but ended up being held all year.
Because of the delay, she decide to release her first single
`Bring the Noize` independently.
After a clip to her Matangi documentary was leaked, the label pulled it offline claiming copyright infringement.
The singer took to Twitter at the time, saying she had been
"blacklisted through normal channels."
MIA claimed she was told her album was "too positive" to be released on Roc Nation.
"I thought I`d finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like, a couple of months ago," MIA said in January 2013.
"At the moment, I`ve been told it`s too positive. So, we`re having a bit of an issue at the label. It`s like `We just built you up as the public enemy number 1, and now you`re coming out with all this positive stuff," he said.