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M.I.A. Calls Out MTV VMAs, Accusing "Racism, Sexism, Classism, Elitism”

The British singer reacts none-too-pleasant.

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M.I.A. Calls Out MTV VMAs, Accusing "Racism, Sexism, Classism, Elitism”

The British singer reacts none-too-pleasant.

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out and Beyonce’s LEMONADE slays with 11 nods. B’s “Formation” received six nominations alone – and no doubt she’ll win big on August 28.

British singer M.I.A. isn’t pleased with the shortlist, posting on Twitter: “MIA – BORDERS is not included in the VMAs#hahahahhaahahhaha!! Racism sexism classism elitism#dontwantyourlane!”

See her Tweets below. Are the comments are warranted?

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