Now, M.I.A. (who recently came under fire for controversial remarks about Black Lives Matter) is taking issue with MTV's annual awards show, saying the lack of nomination for "Borders" is an example of racism, classism, sexism, and elitism.
M.I.A.'s video focuses on the refugee crisis, a massive global issue that deserves a much larger platform. The VMAs typically recognize videos that make a significant cultural/pop cultural impact, and considering the fact that "Borders" is bringing awareness to a marginalized group (and has been watched three million times on Vevo), the lack of nomination seems at the very least worthy of further discussion.
Watch the video below: