British rapper M.I.A. has come out of retirement to record a new album.
The star – real name Mathangi Arulpragasam – announced her retirement from the industry after canceling her European tour in June (08).
But she has promised fans a new album following the success of her single Paper Planes, which featured in the theatrical trailer for new movie Pineapple Express.
However, she is adamant she will never tour again.
She tells Entertainment Weekly, “I stopped touring… and I didn’t want to make music again. I was quite happy to just leave it all behind. I was happy with what I had achieved.
“Now, with the success of Paper Planes, there’s pull for me to make another record. Even my mum believes in me more. It’s a nice encouragement. But I was planning my life as a fishing woman on the outskirts of Cambodia. That’s a joke.”