M.I.A. Says She Finally Has a U.S. Visa


After months of legal trouble, M.I.A. has finally been granted her U.S. visa.

The artist had been vocal about her troubles obtaining the document -- even including a track called "Visa" on her latest album, AIM -- and she revealed Wednesday in an Instagram post that it had been approved.


A photo posted by MIA (@miamatangi) on Oct 12, 2016 at 6:02am PDT


In a tweet earlier this year, the artist stated that after she had turned in her latest album to her American label, there was uncertainty around the release date since she couldn't do promotion in the U.S.

I am handing my last LP in to my American label this week. It'll be up to them if its released.I don't have visa 4 states to promote or spk!

- M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) May 2, 2016

Can't tour the US without a visa- might have to start writing songs 4 Dj Khaled and Selene Gomez to get heard

- M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) May 2, 2016

The lack of the document ultimately resulted in the album's initial July 2016 release to be pushed back to Sept. 9. AIM debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

The Instagram post also hints at plans of touring.