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M.I.A.’s Uncensored New Video Includes 3-D Weapons, Parrots, Neon

Rapper-singer directs herself in politically charged clip for “Double Bubble Trouble”

M.I.A. has shared a self-directed, uncensored video for “Double Bubble Trouble,” the dubby cut from her 2013 LP, Matangi. In keeping with the rapper-singer’s typical style, it’s a politically charged clip, featuring lots of people making 3-D weapons. 

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“What if you could make weapons like these in your own home, using what’s called a three-dimensional printer?” narrates a voices at the top of the lo-fi video. “This sounds like science fiction, but to some, it’s not so far-fetched.” M.I.A. drills home that point, showing various groups of individuals — some masked — showing off their weapons of choice. The hallucinatory neon clip-art visual style (which also includes monkeys, dogs, a parrot, and people making out) is a perfect match for the song’s synth squelches and frenetic beats. 

M.I.A. tweeted a link to the video on Monday morning, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, controversy followed after the link appeared to have been taken down by her record label. “My label has my video , they havnt uploaded for 4 days > they wont let me upload > whats is the point? smh,” she tweeted, followed by a spree of fan retweets that expressed support of releasing the clip. But the matter now seems to have been straightened out. “MIA DBT VIDEO UNBLOCKED !!! THANKX,” she later wrote, with a link to the functioning video on her Youtube account. 

Back in March, M.I.A. faced a potentially more costly controversy. After flipping the bird to the camera during her Super Bowl halftime show, she was slapped with a $16.6 million lawsuit from the NFL

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