M.I.A.On Monday morning, political rapper/singer M.I.A. released a controversial 9-minute short film for her latest single 'Born Free' depicting red headed teenagers being rounded up by U.S. authorities and forced to run through an active minefield. The video is brutal, uncompromising and merciless, but was it enough to get banned from YouTube?

In the video, a group of police officers, with conspicuous U.S. flags stitched into their uniform, break into various homes, beating up onlookers and interlopers while rounding up redheads to violently escort to a prison bus. After being driven to the desert in the middle of nowhere, the teenagers are forced at gunpoint to run through a minefield. With its graphic depictions of point-blank shootings and bodily explosions, it's a difficult, yet necessary, video to watch.