In a tweet wishing her followers a happy new year, M.I.A also included another piece of information: she’s leaving Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by Jay Z.
The English rapper has been signed to Roc Nation since May of 2012. Earlier this year, the company pulled a trailer for an M.I.A documentary from YouTube. M.I.A didn’t respond well (she claimed she’d been “blacklisted”), which may have spurred her decision to leave Roc Nation.
You can view M.I.A’s tweet with her announcement below.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) December 31, 2013