The teaser for M.I.A.’s documentary was leaked by the film’s director, Steve Loveridge, this past weekend, causing Roc Nation to pull the entire thing from YouTube. The documentary had been scheduled to accompany M.I.A.’s fourth album, Matangi, which was reportedly delayed for being “too positive.” Budget cuts and these delays, in turn, caused Loveridge to quit the project altogether after Roc Nation confronted him about the leak: “Count me out. Would rather die than work on this… nothing personal :).” With her label’s support apparently vanishing, Maya’s already taken to Twitter, hinting at a possible Kickstarter campaign to get the film finished:
Until Roc Nation is done helping Jay with his tweets and figures it out, the teaser can still be seen on Vimeo. It features Maya alongside Kanye, her ex-boyfriend Diplo, and director Spike Jonze.