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"Baddygirl 2" Is M.I.A.'s Flawless Tribute To Beyoncé

"I woke up like this. I went to bed like this. We do everything just like this."

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On Tuesday night, M.I.A. released this track on her SoundCloud:

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It samples Beyoncé's "Diva" and the beat from "Run The World." Several of its lyrics make it clear that this is something of a tribute to Bey.

Including: "I woke up like this. I went to bed like this. We do everything just like this."

And, more obviously: "Flawless bitches say, hey, what's up M.I.A.? It's for the women and, of course, Beyoncé."

M.I.A. teased the track in March of this year, in an Instagram video featuring her 5-year-old son Ikhyd.

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And has apparently been waiting since for Beyoncé to give her rights to the samples:

Beyonce camp has not replied for months > SO HERE > https://t.co/YuFuLSlswP

M.I.A @MIAuniverse

Beyonce camp has not replied for months > SO HERE > https://t.co/YuFuLSlswP

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