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Lucky Listens: M.I.A.

It's been over a year since we last heard from rapper M.I.A. (née Maya Arulpragasam), and her brand-new track "Bad Girls" is the hottest thing we've heard since, well, her 2007 smash hit "Paper Planes." The first single from her untitled upcoming album, it's got a snappy Punjabi-style beat and plenty of percussion that make it infinitely listenable.

in the accompanying video, which was just released today, M.I.A. performs gravity-defying car stunts, shimmies about in a sequined silver jumpsuit and wears some of the coolest glitter eye makeup we've ever seen. In addition to being a bestselling recording artist, after all, this London-born lady's a one-of-a-kind stylesetter.

Luckily, getting the outspoken (and sometimes controversial) singer's look is easy. Take a prints-on-prints-on-prints ensemble, add some oversized gold jewelry, and mix in as many Skittles colors as possible. To get you started, check out some of our M.I.A.-inspired picks in the slideshow...and then get on with yo' bad girl self.

 

We're guessing that roughly half of M.I.A.'s wardrobe is tropical-printed.

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