Us mortals are driven insane by the endless hours we spend on the phone with Verizon tech support, trying in vain to get our cable fixed. Not M.I.A. According to a recent Q+A with Rolling Stone the singer, whose record as-yet-untitled third record comes out this summer, extracted payback from the Filipino Verizon workers who kept her on hold for hours and hours by asking them to sing the hook on one of her new songs. As she told the mag:
This totally beats the time she and Diplo got those Brixton kids outside her studio to sing the hook on the “Paper Plains” remix. Oh yeah, and the song title: “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection.” May it soundtrack customer-service training videos for years to come.