M.I.A. released her "Bad Girls" music video almost at the same time Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin' " clip, where she makes a cameo appearance, arrived for viewing pleasure. While she's prancing around while holding pom-poms in the Super Bowl themed video, M.I.A. turns gangsta in this new one.
From riding on the dessert to sitting on the back seat of a glow-in-the-dark car, M.I.A. takes on a more dangerous challenge by sitting in the window of a car which is speeding on two wheels. The "Paper Planes" hitmaker keeps her cool while singing, "Get back, get down/Pull me closer if you think you can hang/Hands up, hands tied/Don't go screaming if I blow you with a bang."
The music video is directed by Romain Gavras. He's the same guy who directed M.I.A.'s controversial "Born Free" video, which saw a group of U.S. soldiers invading a town and hunting down readheads to be massacred on the desert.
"Bad Girls" is expected to be included in M.I.A.'s fourth studio album, which is plotted to come out later this summer. It's a reworked version of a song which appears in M.I.A.'s mixtape "Vicki Leekx".
M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" music video