Titled Matahdatah Scroll 01: “Broader Than A Border.”

M.I.A. Debuts "Swords" & "Warriors" Visual With Short Film

M.I.A. is no longer missing in action.

The 39-year-old rapper premiered her short film titled Matahdatah Scroll 01: “Broader Than A Border” that she’s gabbed about for several weeks. The first half of the clip shows a powerful group of heroine Indian women while her new song “Swords” blares on.

The second half of the video takes place on the Ivory Coast in Africa, highlighting a famous local dancer’s immensely talented and rare abilities. M.I.A. planned on releasing the one-take shot much sooner, but was blocked by her label due to cultural appropriation. She Tweeted back in May:

It appears she got her wish. Check out videos for “Swords” and “Warriors” directed by M.I.A. and released via Apple Music:

Via Ultimate Music

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