Watch M.I.A.’s Latest Video “Born Free” (VERY NFSW)

April 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Excelsior's Exclamations

Holy shit.  M.I.A.‘s back with a video for her new song “Born Free,” and it’s pure insanity.  Unadulterated, ultra-graphic, over-the-top, head-scratching and stomach-turning madness.  Simply put, don’t watch this video anywhere near work, children, or anyone with a weak stomach.

The very punk-edged video has U.S. Swat Teams infiltrating an area that, get this… Is a warzone against redheads.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Red heads.  (I always thought that they were kind of evil.. Wasn’t My Buddy a redhead?)  The swat team ransacks an apartment building filled with crack smokers, fat people fucking, and yes, redheads.

I won’t give away the whole video, but the last few minutes of the frantic 9 minute video will have your jaw on the floor.  Amazing work from director Romain Gavras.  (I couldn’t help but think of a very graphic and warzone centric version of Spike Jonze/Beastie Boys’ Sabotage)

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

This video has already been pulled from YouTube for content which obviously exceeds their content threshold.  So, watch it, and watch it again.

We were sidestage at Bonnaroo when M.I.A. that it would be her “last show ever,” but we sure as hell are glad she’s back.

- Moe

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

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