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Video Appreciation: M.I.A – Bad Girls

by on July 8, 2012
 

No one but M.I.A could put out a video with a badass political statement – complete with cars driving on their sides – and look that fly. It would be an understatement to say that she has swag. She basically invented it.

The concept of the video – thanks to director Romain Gavras – is out of this world. Combining the controversy of women driving in Saudi Arabia (it’s illegal, if you don’t know) with clashing-pattered outfits, bright lipstick, sequins, hats, BMW‘s drifting and gold everywhere was a great idea. And her dancing? All I can say is getttttt it, M.I.A. She is most definitely a bad girl doing it well.