M.I.A features on Christina Aguilera’s latest album, Bionic. The LP has been a bit of a disappointment sale wise compared to Aguilera’s previous efforts. London rapper M.I.A discussed collaborating with Xtina in a recent interview.
“Elastic Love was the first track I recorded actually – even before I started working on my own album. It’s the one I made in-between taking time out and having a baby and starting mine. Born Free was the first song I wrote for my album and that’s so weird now. I look back at the time and I wrote such a nice cute song for Christina – then the next song I wrote was Born Free. Other people were involved who I respect like Peaches and it was like a sea of women coming together to write this new thing. Christina had also had a baby, you know, so it was kind of an interesting situation.
I really thought I was going to be able to go in there and get her vocals on to the next level and she didn’t want to do it. She was like ‘You might think that’s great because it’s not what you do, but to me I’m really bored of it. It’s interesting getting to work with people who can do things vocally that you can’t… but yeah I only heard the song for the first time when everyone else did.”