M.I.A. music video 'Borders' takes on refugee crisis
M.I.A.'s music video for 'Borders' draws attention to refugee crisis. (YouTube)
British-Tamil rapper M.I.A. has released the video for her new song "Borders."
The track spotlights the current global refugee crisis.
Its video, which premiered on YouTube Friday, shows men and women marching through deserts and water, lying on rafts and climbing barbed-wire fences.
"I want to dedicate this video to my uncle Bala my icon and role model. One of the first Tamil migrant to come to the UK in the 60s who went to inspire so many people as a creative and daring man with so much swag that everything I do doesnt even touch his sides," the artist tweeted Friday.
"Thank you for helping my family come to England and taking us out of Srilanka and saving us. Everything I became was to say thank you to you!"
The 40-year-old performer is best known for her songs "Sunshowers," "Galang" and "Paper Planes."