M.I.A Nominated for Three Awards in 2012 MTV VMAs

The nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards are in and M.I.A may be going home with three gongs after being nominated for Video of the Year, Best Cinematography and Best Direction all for her video, Bad Girls

The controversial video stars M.I.A rapping with a group of women dressed in traditional Arab costumes behind her and was seen by many as a statement in support of Arab women’s rights.

The video was shot by Romain Gavras who has worked with the mother-of-one before.

Bad Girls currently has over 23 million views on YouTube and even American superstar Kanye West proved to be a fan when he tweeted a link to the track to his millions of followers.

Other Brits nominated are One Direction for Best New Artist and Best Pop Video.