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M.I.A. says MTV VMAs is 'racist, classist, sexist and elitist'

'Paper Planes' sensation M.I.A. has accused the MTV Video Music Awards of "racism, sexism, classism and elitism" in a series of tweets. 

Her important and incredibly topical music video for 'Borders' wasn't nominated in any of the categories for this year's ceremony and she hit out at the show on Twitter, writing:

"MIA - BORDERS is not included in the VMAs #hahahahhaahahhaha!! Racism sexism classism elitism #dontwantyourlane! BORDERS came representing people outside US showing. This is a perfect example of "allowed" voice vs excluded voices .Even if U direct it."

She added: "Not here 4 EGO or Accolades but know before you tell other artists they have the same platform as major US artists coz they don't. #FucktheVMAs we don't need their recognition!!"

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