MIA Releases Graphic, NSFW Video for “Born Free”

MIA is again sure to attract controversy with the release of her new video for the song “Born Free,” which is one of the tracks from her soon-to-be-released third studio album.

The graphic, brutal, and NSFW video features violence and nudity that could make some prudes and military officials cringe in their seats. “Born Free” follows a group of ski-masked American police officers in an operation to hunt down male redheads, who are depicted as the oppressed minority to the security personnel’s oppressors. Some of the scenes include an assassination and a sequence where the redheads are brutalized in the truest sense of the word.

The video, which may be viewed on MIA’s Web site, is directed by Romain Gavras. It was also Gavras who directed Justice’s controversial video for 2008’s “Stress.” “Born Free,” which requires a sign-up to be viewed on YouTube for its violent content, is sure to get some protests from the U.S. military and police, as the aggressors in the video prominently wears the stars and stripes on their uniforms.