After releasing her latest video for “Borders,” musician M.I.A was issued a legal letter from Paris Saint Germain football club’s deputy chief executive, Jean-Claude Blanc. The letter demanded she remove the images and compensate the Qatar-owned French league leaders for “harm suffered.” Her video features refugees fleeing their home countries due to war and poverty.

M.I.A posted on Twitter on Monday, “So there’s the case MIA vs PSG – discuss…”

The letter stated that PSG had an “unpleasant surprise” when they witnessed the singer wearing their jersey twice in her video. Their logo is clearly visible, along with the Nike and the Qatari National Bank logos.

“More than being surprised, we simply do not understand why we are associated, through our logo and the official jersey of our team’s players, to such denunciation,” reads the letter. PSG also stated that they have helped poor and sick children and the donation of one million euros ($1.1 million) to French charities “in the context of the refugee crisis.”

M.I.A chorus lyrics read: “Borders, what’s up with that? Politics, what’s up with that? Police shots, what’s up with that?” sings the British-Sri Lankan rapper, whose real name is Mathangi Arulpragasam.

The image of the jersey can be seen at 3:31.

PSG gave the singer 24 hours to take down the video, pay the compensation, and stop using their brand.

M.I.A. responded with an image of herself in the jersey and the hashtag #MIAvsPSG.



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