The song begins with: "They're suing you for damaging their fantastic reputation by flipping the bird."
Four years after she gave the NFL the middle finger while performing alongside Nicki Minaj and Madonna at Super Bowl XLVI, M.I.A. is hitting back at the organization in “Boom ADD,” an extended version of her song “Boom Skit,” originally released on her 2013 album Matangi.
The track, M.I.A.’s first new release since dropping “Borders” late last year, opens with a spoken review of the NFL’s lawsuit against her. “They’re suing you for damaging their fantastic reputation by flipping the bird,” an unidentified male voice says. “They can only come after you for half of your income over $500,000 per year or all of your income over $5 million per year.”
The London-born artist then launches into lyrics that touch on racism and American entitlement: “Brown girl, brown girl, turn your s–t down. You know American don’t wanna hear your sound,” she raps. “Let you into Super Bowl, you tried to steal Madonna’s crown.”
M.I.A., who called the lawsuit a “powerful corporation d–k shaking” in a 2013 video uploaded to her YouTube account, seems perfectly fine building her own throne.
Listen to “Boom ADD” below.
M.I.A. is expected to release a new album, Matahdatah, featuring “Borders” soon. Last year she told EW, “It’s like a journal. And the journal happens to be a really wide journey. It’s about borders and it’s kind of testing the human idea of that — whether it’s physical borders, geographical or philosophical ones.”