May 19, 2015
M.I.A. took to Twitter yesterday to critique an unnamed somebody—perhaps her label?—who she claims is preventing her from releasing a new video that was filmed Africa's Ivory Coast. The given reason? Concerns that it will be met by cries of "cultural appropriation."
M.I.A.'s videos have been the cause of controversy before: her violent "Born Free" clip caused a stir when it was released back in 2010. It seems like this is a lose-lose situation for the label though. If M.I.A. wants to put out the video, she'll probably figure out a way to do so.
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