Update (1/13): M.I.A. has more to say about the situation, calling Paris Saint-Germain "extremely arrogant" and saying, "You can’t police who wears it, how they wear it, and when they wear it."
M.I.A. is known for her cinematic, politically-charged music videos. Who could forget the mind-blowing "Bad Girls" music video? "Borders" is another leap in that direction, with the songstress rocking a Paris Saint-Germain soccer jersey while highlighting the struggle of Syrian refugees and their journey to Europe for solace.
Apparently the team is not very happy with her clothing choice, and has sent her a letter asking for the video to be taken down.
"We had the unpleasant surprise to find that the singer, in this video clip, appears twice wearing the official jersey of our team. More than being surprised, we simply do not understand why we are associated, through our logo and the official jersey of our team's players, to such denunciation."
A 24-hour takedown is requested in addition to demand for compensation. Apparently the organization previously donated €1 million to French charities Secours Populaire and the UNHCR follow the refugee crisis.
On Instagram, M.I.A. wrote:
"PSG wanna take DOWN BORDERS video within 24hrs- because of this tee which I bought on my connection flight in Qatar on the way to shoot. they have players who are 2nd gen migrants. What do you think I should do? #FASHION #controversy #fornorreason #brrrraa"
Update: M.I.A. has more to say about the situation, calling Paris Saint-Germain "extremely arrogant" and saying, "You can’t police who wears it, how they wear it, and when they wear it."