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Video: M.I.A.'s "Born Free" is NSFW and Extremely Brutal Towards Men With Strawberry Blonde Hair

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M.I.A.'s "Born Free" is angrier than you can imagine
​Anyone expecting M.I.A. to ease her way back into public consciousness gradually obviously doesn't remember that her biggest hit of all time features some gunshots as part of the chorus. With "Born Free," Maya Arulpragasam manages to find a far more intense, manic musical backdrop for her rhetoric than "Paper Planes."

Couple that with a Romain Gavras-directed music video  that is among the most unsettling Crossfade has ever seen (he also created a similarly

unsettling Justice clip). Not for the faint at heart, or for those with meddlesome managers who like to lean over your shoulder at your desk.

Watch at your own risk after the jump.

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

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