This must be the year of female artists pushing the envelope with their music videos. We started off the season with Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat”, where Badu stripped off her clothing layer by layer in downtown Dallas at the same location where John F. Kennedy was shot. The video ended with her being shot as well.
Now we have M.I.A.’s new video “Born Free” that demonstrates extreme violence but could be a very forseeable future for someone in this police controlled country. Not too long after today’s release, the video was banned from Youtube, which I find to be quite ironic because they have an uber amount of soft porn videos of booties shaking. I guess it’s okay to continue to dumb down audiences instead of encouraging conversation about the state of the world today.
Check out the video for yourself and please post your thoughts.