The Morning After: M.I.A., "Born Free" on David Letterman



Check in with us daily to see Suite903 artists take over TV. Today we’re watching M.I.A. perform “Born Free” on The Late Show with David Letterman.

M.I.A.'s controversial video for "Born Free" is banned from TV (and YouTube). The loophole working to her advantage is she can still perform it. Last night on Letterman, M.I.A.'s sonic rebellion was everything it was supposed to be—a racous, fist pumping, growl to censorship. Thus far, doing it all on her own has ruffled enough feathers; no need to imagine how an army of M.I.A.'s would give naysayers the middle finger in their own way. At least Letterman found it funny.




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The Morning After: M.I.A., "Born Free" on David Letterman