On Monday, M.I.A. dropped the music video for her track “Double Bubble Trouble.” The politically charged video features 3-D weapons, parrots and lots of neon. It’s also another sign of tension between the musician and her label, Universal Music Group, according to Slate:

After claiming Universal Music Group held the self-directed video for four days, she uploaded it herself this morning on YouTube. But, immediately, UMG blocked the video from being played, citing “copyright grounds.” M.I.A. then retaliated, going on a Twitter rampage in which she re-tweeted disgruntled fans’ demands to see the video. 

Slate’s calling it her best video since 2011’s “Bad Girls.”

 

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