October 01, 2016  

M.I.A. Sparks Controversy With Bloody Violent Video for 'Born Free'

April 27, 2010 (6:47 am) GMT
The 34-year-old singer was mad when learning that her newly-released music video which is filled with NSFW content is banned from being watched in the United States.

has set tongues wagging after premiering a not-safe-for-work music video for her single "Born Free". Directed by Romain Gavras, the video follows a group of U.S. soldiers who invade a town and hunt down readheads to be massacred on the desert.

Some of videos posted on YouTube have been flagged for containing excessive violence, while the others were either removed or banned from U.S. viewing pleasure for the same reason. M.I.A. was first outraged over Universal Music Group, writing on her Twitter, "F**K UMG WHO WONT SHOW IT ON YOUTUBE! FOR THE U.S." Later on, she wrote, "OK NOT UMG FAULT!"

"Born Free" has been embraced by her devotees since earlier this month. It is expected to appear in M.I.A.'s forthcoming third studio album which is yet to be titled.

M.I.A.'s "Born Free" music video

More M.I.A. News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Robin Williams' Widow Calls the Actor's Disease 'the Terrorist Inside My Husband's Brain'
  2. First Official Look at Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in 'Beauty and the Beast'
  3. 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Keegan Allen Tweets His Phone Number
  4. Armie Hammer Accidentally Reveals Sex of His Unborn Baby
  5. Kelly Osbourne Settles Lawsuit With Dad Ozzy's Mistress
  6. Donald Trump Has His Own Porn Video Despite Bashing Alicia Machado for Her Sex Tape
  7. 'Criminal Minds' Finds Thomas Gibson's Replacement, John Legend Lands 'Underground' Role
  8. Kim Kardashian Pays Tribute to Late Dad With Throwback Video on His Death Anniversary