M.I.A. Drops Unauthorized Remix of Beyonce’s ‘Flawless’: Listen


M.I.A. is not one to wait.

After tweeting her remix of Beyonce‘s “***Flawless” to the singer two months ago and not receiving a reply, the British artist decided to release it anyway.

On Tuesday, M.I.A. tweeted, “Beyonce camp has not replied for months > SO HERE,” and included a link to the song on her SoundCloud page.

The song, “Baddygirl 2 — FLAWLESS REMIX,” is flawless, but it doesn’t show much resemblance to the original, except for a verse that starts with, “I woke up like this / I went to bed like this / We do everything just like this.” But the British-born rapper did include a sample of Bey’s 2008 song, “Diva” at the end of the track.

Fans saw M.I.A.’s impatience last August when she threatened her label to leak her own album, Matangi, unless they gave it a release date. Her methods worked and the album was released three months later.