*YouTube has banned rapper M.I.A.’s “Born Free” video after a seriously misunderstood political message of ethnic cleansing and military aggression offended a user and violated the website policies.
The 9-minute video depicts a military group forcing redheaded men to be bussed and tortured. Militia is also shown brutally beating residents of an apartment complex.
M.I.A., soon after the ban, posted an angry message against record label UMG, but recanted her statement and directed her fans to miauk.com to view the controversial music video. Her third album is set to hit shelves on June 29.