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M.I.A. Video Kid

Blown Off By Shakira

5/4/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The redheaded kid who was fake-executed in the new M.I.A. music video is paying a dear price for his fake death -- sources say Shakira's people 86'd his close-ups from her new project over the gruesome scene.

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Sources tell TMZ Ian Hamrick -- the 12-year-old featured in M.I.A.'s "Born Free" -- was slated for a feature role in Shakira's new video for the song "Waka Waka" -- the official tune of the 2010 World Cup.

We're told Hamrick had already shot several scenes for the Shakira video -- but most of the footage featuring Ian ultimately hit the cutting room floor. As for why he got chopped out -- we're thinking producers don't want World Cup fans thinking about an execution while they're trying to enjoy Shakira.

Sources say Hamrick will still appear in the video .... but only in a crowd shot.

A rep for the production company tells TMZ they're still editing the video and as far as they know, "no extra is featured over another."

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1.

Cartman    

Too bad they didn't really snuff the little ginger.



1543 days ago
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playmore    

Why?...he did nothing wrong, he is an actor!

1543 days ago
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Redhead844    

i dont get it. how is this news? And can you please STOP making fun of such a beautiful hair color!!!!!!

1543 days ago
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Criss    

I still don't completely understand what's so terrible about red hair. That honestly still confuses me.

1543 days ago
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Cynthia    

So what they are basically saying is that because this kid did SUCH a great and credible job, he is out? Doesn't that make him just a really great actor? And he's only 12 years old? I'd sign this kid up in a heartbeat for anything. He's obviously talented. If he made such and impact to make Shakira dump him, he's great. Too bad that she doesn't get it.

1543 days ago
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photoopoctomom    

Ha? What? Why? I'm confused. And this is news because?

1542 days ago
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Maya    

Bullsh*t! He was dropped because South Africa does not want Shakira to sing Waka Waka. We don't like her.

1542 days ago
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Maya    

Bull****! It is because South Africa does not want Shakira to sing Waka Waka at all. We don't like her.

1542 days ago
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CHRIS    

SHARIKA NEEDS TO BE RUN OUT OF THIS COUNTRY. WHO DOES THAT UNTALENTED GLORIFIED STRIPPER THINKS SHE IS TELLING AMERICA HOW TO RUN OUR COUNTRY.

1542 days ago
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hehe    

criss, there is nothing wrong. its just a lame bandwagon thing to ridicule redheads. people are indeed sheep

1542 days ago
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anonomous    

Lots of actors do these kinds of action and violent scenes. DUH.... Please did anyone see KICK ASS THE MOVIE...???? That little girl was SCARY.

1542 days ago
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Steve    

Who cares kid you still got paid

1542 days ago
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robbie714    

Who is this FIRECROTCH!!!! ha ha lol

1542 days ago
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robbie714    

Who is this FIRE CROTCH!! ha ha lol!

1542 days ago
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sib    

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! So let me get this straight. A liberal nut makes a racist "music" video that kills all redheaded males, and another liberal nut is protesting it? Freak!! Liberals are dumber than dirt!!!

1542 days ago
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