M.I.A. – “Born Free” Video (NSFW)

By Amrit Singh / April 26, 2010

Before last week ended, M.I.A. dropped the Suicide-sampling “Born Free” on the internet, a track likely to appear on her forthcoming long-player. As this week begins, she’s dropping a Romain Gavras-directed video that’s been dropped from YouTube in the U.S. — it’s hella violent and not safe for your workplace, unless your workplace is in a council estate, or trains abusive SWAT teams on how to harass those in lower income housing. “Born Free,” for sure. It’s over 8-and-a-half minutes, and the end is rather, explosive. Be warned.


Maya’s still-untitled album’s due 6/29 via N.E.E.T./Interscope. Watch “Born Free” big-screen style on her site.