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Investing in third world democracy and watching 'Ellen': M.I.A.'s suburban makeover

July 21, 2010 |  2:01 pm


Now more than two months removed from what was perceived as a harsh New York Times profile of M.I.A., one that juxtaposed her political beliefs with her comfortable lifestyle, Pop & Hiss wasn't really interested in furthering any discussion of the worldly electronic artist that wasn't strictly on the music. But then the below clip from Funny or Die appeared, and it was too good to not be shared.

More silly that scathing, the Stoney Sharp-directed clip stars Lindy Jamil Gomez as a speedwalking suburban M.I.A. whose singing for "all the ladies whose values have changed, and are are looking for some stability." Funny or Die's "doggy"-obsessed M.I.A. partakes in Wii boxing, a game of Cranium and has a toy pony named Tom. But it's replacing the gunshots of her "Paper Planes" with squirts of toilet cleanser that truly warm the heart.

Watch after the jump.

MIA -- Paper Planes Brentwood Redux - watch more funny videos

--Todd Martens

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