M.I.A: “I’ve been told I can’t put out a video because it’s shot in Africa”

She spent 2 years looking for one African dancer, who she says is the best in the world

M.I.A’s new music video has been barred from release because of charges of “cultural appropriation,” the singer/rapper says. She took to Twitter to express her outrage, though she didn’t say who was stopping her from releasing the video.

What do you make of the “cultural appropriation” argument? Should M.I.A.’s video be released?