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M.I.A. Kid Explains Gun to the Head in Video

4/29/2010 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

12-year-old Ian Hamrick gets his head blown off in M.I.A.'s new music video ... and he sounds like a 50-year-old philosopher as he explains why he let someone put a gun to his head.

As Ian and his mother left Jerry's Deli in Studio City, the ginger explained that the violent "Born Free" vid actually carries a powerful, anti-genocide message.

As for his mom and retired cop dad -- they gave their blessing ... but never expected anyone to see the video in the U.S.


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He's smarter than Paris Hilton.Shame

1637 days ago

Elmer Flobbergob    

His loony parents should be thrown in jail.

1637 days ago

Ellen Ripley    

Gotta love that italian genocide.. must be talking about jersey shore?

1637 days ago


"the ginger" That comment pissed me off and I don't even have red hair.

1637 days ago


When this video came out, M.I.A. said it "must have been from 10+ years ago".
Wow that little kid has barely aged.

1637 days ago


Maybe you should grow a pair, Chris.

1637 days ago


uh, what's the big deal here? So the kid was in a music video and he gets his head blown off? This is different from 12 yr old actor getting violently killed in a movie how? *rolls eyes*

1637 days ago


Yeah I guess thinking no one in the US would see a violent video showing US soldiers killing ginger kids wasn't too smart. Video bites by the way and MIA's music in the video is utterly M.I.A.!!

1637 days ago

who farted    

danny banducci in the making and his mom's hair is dated

1637 days ago


Oh cut the psycho babble crap! Wrong is wrong. The kid's parents are nuts.

1637 days ago

Osiris Reborn    

So according to the balless prudes that comment on this site, if we let our children appear in music videos, social services should come and take them away. Maybe if we're lucky, social services will take Justin Bieber away from his folks.

The MIA song sucks but the video has a powerful message behind it. If people want to bitch about videos, they should bitch about the lowbrow ones that offer no significant message whatsoever. Like pretty much any Bieber, Swift, or Gaga video.

1637 days ago


I get "message" videos, but is that type of image really necessary? I think not!

1637 days ago


What was so special about the kids answer? You guys are idiots.

1637 days ago

Osiris Reborn    

What one considers an art another may consider obscene, that's one of the reasons why I love the first amendment. It allows me to enjoy forms of art that others are offended by and would love to ban but cannot. As for the image in the video, I do think it is necessary because genocide does involve children getting butchered, so why neglect that image? If one wants to live in the clouds, they can change the channel if the video pops on.

1637 days ago

Osiris Reborn    

And TMZ was just shocked by the kids response since so many kids his age can't even list the three branches of government, much less comprehend genocide.

1637 days ago
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