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M.I.A.'s flossy, glossy new video for 'XXXO': Watch it here

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mia-videoWarning, slaughter junkies: No redheaded innocents were harmed in the making of this video. In fact, even the swans look like they’ll go home with a nice gift bag.

In her latest clip, M.I.A. spares the children and plunges us instead into a Bollywood fantasia that also looks not unlike those super-groovy blacklight posters from Spencer’s Gifts that you saved up your allowance for.

Are there elegant swans, and red red roses, and sparkly fractal hearts, and slinky leopards? There are. Is M.I.A.’s atypically sex-kitteny vibe here—what’s up, Glamour Shots— a meta commentary on the song’s empty-love-in-a-digital-age lyrics? I don’t know!

Watch it after the jump, readers, and you tell me:

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Originally posted August 11 2010 — 2:40 PM EDT

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