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M.I.A. working with Chris Brown

M.I.A. has lined up an impressive roster of artists and producers, including Chris Brown and Swizz Beatz, to work on her new album.

“I think she's really going f**king H.A.M. on this. She's not pulling any punches,” Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar of hitmaking duo the Cataracs, who’s also twiddling knobs on the record, tells

Uber-producer Polow da Don, the man responsible for Usher’s chart smash ‘Love in this Club,’ also announced the news, tweeting, "IN THE LAB WIT THE GREAT @chrisbrown AND THE INCREDIBLE @_M_I_A_ THANK YOU DEAR LORD!"


Watch M.I.A. perform ‘Born Free’ on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ below.