M.I.A.'s 'Paper Planes' Video Sabotaged With Censorship


M.I.A.


Upon finding out that the sound of gunshots in her music video has been replaced, M.I.A. expressed her disappointment in a MySpace post.

Visual and outspoken artist, M.I.A., has slammed MTV for taking a major part in streaming the censored version of her latest video, 'Paper Planes'. The British rapper is left fumed after finding out that the gunshots sound from her video has been replaced by the sound of cash register.

She wrote on her MySpace that the video has been sabotaged and that she's "disappointed" for the violation to her "dying art". The post read: "I made the Paper Planes video. I made it how they wanted. No violence. Ambiguous. MTV-friendly. Now today, I check YouTube and see the leaked MTV Paper Planes video up for the first time. I clicked on it and out comes this f**ked up mess with double-tracked bulls**t mess."

M.I.A. also slammed Late Show with David Letterman that gave a green light to her original version during the sound check but put on a different version of it during the broadcast. "As soon as I opened my mouth, the difference blew me away," M.I.A. said. "I felt I was getting bullied on national television, and I couldn't even reach out to my labels or my management to help, since they are new to what happens to an artist like me in mainstream American culture."

In depth she also explained the reason why gunshots sound is used. "I'm learning things about this world with you, I want you to see what happens to me, I want you to see how people will sit and spend all Sunday tearin' me down for something I didn't even make or put out, so people welcome to modern day propaganda message mangling."

Closing the post she attached the uncensored version of the video which can be seen, and heard, below.



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    pimp tight BOO
    Feb 13, 2009

    Just jam the song and blow 1!

  •  
    danny51
    Aug 23, 2008

    shes selling weed out of an ice cream truck

  •  
    angrybanana335
    Jul 19, 2008

    whats the meaning of the song someone wanna explain

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Crowned King and Queen as Queen Elizabeth Steps Down
  2. Ellen DeGeneres Reportedly Confronted by a Waitress for Not Leaving a Tip
  3. Chris Brown Holds Hands With a New Woman After He and Rihanna Are Spotted at the Same Club
  4. Drake and J.Lo Are Fighting Over Idea of Starting a Family
  5. Is Tristan Thompson Furious After Lamar Odom Revealed He Wanted Khloe Kardashian Back?
  6. Where's Kanye West? Kim Kardashian Jets Off to Dubai With Scott Disick
  7. Tyga Is Worried 'Materialistic' Kylie Jenner Will Not Appreciate His Valentine's Gift
  8. Report: Mariah Carey and Kourtney Kardashian Are Feuding Over a Nanny
  9. Twitter Mocks Bella Thorne for Her 'Downgraded' New Beau Sam Pepper
  10. Drake Gets Approval From J.Lo's Dad - Will He Propose to Her Soon?

CELEBS PHOTO