In May, M.I.A. announced that she had finished and turned in a new album to Interscope Records. "It'll be up to them if its released," she wrote on Twitter. "I don't have visa 4 states to promote or spa! Can't tour the US without a visa." M.I.A.'s AIM album was released in September, and she took to Instagram today to post a photo of a text message conversation, announcing that she had been approved for a U.S. visa. The post also hinted at the possibility of an upcoming tour. A representative for M.I.A. confirmed the visa news to Pitchfork.
A representative for M.I.A. was not immediately available for further comment.