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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.


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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There's no "thinking" about it. The kid is a 12 year old version of Harvey.

1610 days ago


I think TMZ either made this up or Shakira wants to ride some free press? The kid in an interview said he had never heard any such thing. I wonder if the actor Christoph Waltz, the oscar winner from playing a "Jew Killer" has been asked if he really likes killing Jews? NO BECAUSE HE IS JUST AN ACTOR PEOPLE. Why is TMZ grilling a 12 year old kid about his political views after being an actor in a music video short film????????? STUPID.

1607 days ago


He's doing quite well. Ridley Scott Associates video.

1488 days ago
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