Never one to shy away from what she’s thinking, M.I.A. has come out and accused the VMAs of racism, sexism, classism and elitism. The eccentric artist took to Twitter to let us all know how she really feels, after her “Borders” video missed out on a nomination.
This year’s nominees for Video of the Year include Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West.
In further explaining her frustration, M.I.A. went on to discuss the lack of acknowledgement that her video is a clear case of silencing certain groups, showing the difference between “‘allowed’ voice[s] vs excluded voices.”
Finally, the English hip-hop artist voiced that she doesn’t need recognition from the VMAs, then linking to an Instagram post of herself helping Greek refugee children.
This of course isn’t the only drama surrounding the 2016 VMAs. It is already being reported that Kanye West will be blasting Taylor Swift during his performance of “Famous” at the live awards show.