MIA vs. Rihanna

When I saw Rihanna's video for Rude Boy there was something I didn't like about it. But I couldn't quite put my finger on it. But as I've seen it more it's actually really grown on me, so when I looked into it to put it on here I read about the controversy (if you can call it that) that the idea was stolen from a video from a few years back by MIA. Watching that video back made me realise what it was that I didn't like about Rihanna's video - its too polished. It just takes away from what the tribal colours and glitchy effects are all about. MIA's video however, I feel, nails it.
"We're paving the road so that other people can drive on it."  Diplo, producer of MIA - Boyz

Director M.I.A. / Jason "Jay Will" Williams

 Director Melina Matsoukas

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