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Is This Fake M.I.A. Song a Boost to Her Public Image?

Yesterday, "Toldya," a new song from an artist named Sali was released with a purported M.I.A. feature. Today, Sound of the City did some digging and discovered that M.I.A. wasn't a willing collaborator; instead, Sali just sampled her vocals from Arular bonus track "M.I.A." So, here's the question: If random people are currently faking M.I.A. collaborations in order to get credibility points, does that mean Maya's post-truffle reputation isn't as damaged as previously perceived? Or is it that her newly lowered stock gave Sali hope, where there once was none, that he could realistically pass this thing off as legit? Discuss! [Sound of the City/VV]