Long Verizon tech support call spawns M.I.A. song

The singer's resulting "I'm Down Like Your Internet Connection" is bound to become the new "shake it like a Polaroid picture."

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Lesson to Verizon: Neon-spandexed globe-trotting hip-hop-ish superstars like M.I.A. should not be subjected to three-hour tech support calls, because her resulting song "I'm Down Like Your Internet Connection" is bound to become the new "shake it like a Polaroid picture."

The best part about "I'm Down Like Your Internet Connection"--which is due to appear on the British singer's forthcoming followup to "Kala" this summer--is that she actually got Filipino Verizon workers to sing the hook. Says M.I.A.:

I was having issues with my cable and wireless, and I was on the phone [with tech support] for three hours, and I thought, "Maybe this needs to be part of my music, could you just learn these lyrics and sing it down the phone to me?" Ten phone calls later, I have Internet that sticks and a song.

Can't. Wait.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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