All I wanna do is *Bang Bang Bang Bang*
And *Click* *Ka-Ching*
And take your money
There has been a lot of speculation about the meaning of this hook. Read M.I.A.’s own words:
If you’re an immigrant you left somewhere and most of the time you fled a war. Gun sounds are a part of our culture as an everyday thing. If you’ve been exposed to gunfights and violence and bombs and war then I can use those sounds backing my thoughts, ya know? Look, I’ve been shot at so I’m quite comfortable with gunshot sounds. If you have a problem with it, go and talk to the people who were shooting at me.
This is also a playful interpolation of “Rumpshaker”, a 1992 hit song by Wreckx-N-Effect.
She may also be referring to the U.S. Government, speaking from their viewpoint, that is why she was banned from touring the US
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