Music

M.I.A Calls Out ‘Racism, Sexism, Classism, Elitism’ of VMA’s

Music

M.I.A Calls Out ‘Racism, Sexism, Classism, Elitism’ of VMA’s

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The VMA’s have gotten a little more interesting, but not because of the actual award show—the nominations are boring AF. M.I.A, whose highly politicized video for “Borders,” received zero nominations, took to Twitter to speak out against the award show, calling it racist, sexist, classist and elitist.

“Borders came representing people outside of US[…].This is a perfect example of ‘allowed’ voices vs excluded voices,” she said, also declaring international artists will never have the same platform as American artists do.

The “Paper Planes” singer has long been an outspoken proponent for issues relating to gender, race and class in the United States, with controversial comments she made earlier this year about the Black Lives Matter movement, leading to her removal from London’s Afropunk festival. Either way, at least someone’s finally calling out the problems deeply embedded within the music industry.

Read her tweets, below.