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MIA’s ‘Born Free’ video removed from YouTube


MIA’s controversial video for new song ‘Born Free’ has been removed from YouTube.

The promo was released online yesterday (April 26). Watch it by clicking below now.

Directed by Romain Gavras, it features nudity, graphic violence and a plot where ginger adolescents are rounded up into an armour-protected van, driven to the country and either shot or made to run through a minefield.

Although the clip initially appeared on YouTube, it has now been removed, with a spokesperson from the site reiterating their policy on the content of videos it hosts to BBC Newsbeat.

“On YouTube the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence,” the spokesperson said. “If the content breaks our terms then we remove it and if a user repeatedly breaks the rules we disable their account.”

The singer has yet to comment on the video’s removal.

Meanwhile, MIA recently revealed the tracklisting of her forthcoming new album.

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