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Paper Planes has been covered live by London band The Clientele. The song's line "No one on the corner has swagger like us" was sampled by West in the song "Swagga Like Us", a song by American rappers T. It's so many people that be like, 'I don't know what you're talking about.

The film's makers had been keen on including the song in the film's main trailer and approached M. She added "Interscope asked me and I was, like, well, since it's just the trailer, that's cool. The song is used as entry music by British comedian Shappi Khorsandi. The song is used in the first episode of season two of The Last Man on Earth in which the sounds of Carol's gunfire are drowned out by the song playing in the motor home. The song debuted at number 72 on the Hot Canadian Digital Sales chart and at number 89 on the Canadian Hot in late February due to strong digital downloads.

After its appearance in the trailer for the film Pineapple Express , the song entered the Pop chart at number 99, and the Bubbling Under Hot at number 14 in the United States. By early May , the song had climbed to number 4 on the Bubbling Under Hot chart, and number 80 on the US Billboard Pop , overtaking the peak of 99 achieved on the chart by M. In subsequent weeks, it continued to climb the chart, with download sales totaling , the following month.

As of August , the song sold over three million units in the United States. The song spent thirty-five weeks on the chart, and reappeared on the singles chart in January at number 61, a position it retained for one week.

Danton of the Hartford Courant noted that the song's success "speaks to the idea that the best pop music rarely originates with the major label corporate music machine that exists to sell pop music" but rose from underground artists with something to say, offering significant lessons to the music industry in an era of declining music sales and general financial turmoil.

It was directed by Bernard Gourley. Initially planned to be shot in a factory on the border of Ecuador , the filming location was changed to accommodate M. The video was filmed during one day in the city, which she had free on the American leg of her KALA Tour after 4 months of concerts. The video for "Paper Planes" was uploaded on M. Top Videos of countdown. The video begins with several paper planes flying over New York City shot in black and white.

In multiple colour scenes that follow, M. Food is exchanged at the stalls for money and various other items. Nigerian rapper Afrikan Boy joins M. A cash till can be seen empty, followed by scenes where the till fills up with money.

During the chorus, at the sound of the gunshots, quick shots of street and restaurant signs, people and phone discount signs appear, followed by scenes of M. During the second verse, the singer can be seen happily shopping for condiments at a local shop, before she is depicted in more scenes of her singing with Afrikan Boy. New Yorkers are filmed and shown walking along streets throughout the video.

During the second chorus, scenes of Blaxploitation film DVDs on a shelf and the rapper driving the van are shown. At the end of the video, the scenes turn black and white, with the van driving off on a street, followed by several paper planes in pursuit. Instead, fans of the artist on the island relied on certain social media websites on the internet to access her work.

After some media ran a story on this, M. A responded that her music is the voice of a civilian refugee and that she was not willing to discuss anything with someone looking for self-promotion.

In this version, M. The chorus effects during the soundcheck of her Late Show performance were different from what was played live during the taping. What does surprise us is that MTV ever considered showing the video at all.

We had no idea they still aired music videos, much less ones by talented artists like M. If anything, it likely airs at odd hours when nobody's watching. Digital 7digital EP [26] Released 11 February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the M. For other uses, see Paper plane disambiguation. Alternative hip hop worldbeat alternative dance.

Gun sounds are a part of our culture as an everyday thing. If you have a problem with it, go and talk to the people who were shooting at me. The song has been covered by multiple artists including Rihanna left , and appeared in numerous media, including films by Danny Boyle and Michael Moore centre and right.

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Create a new Playlist. Please enter the required information. Sign in to add this to a playlist. Sign in to remove this from recommended. You are now leaving Pornhub. Go Back You are now leaving Pornhub. Flag GrungyBeatle on October 27, Great remarks Flag zeroZ on December 20, General Comment What she's saying is, again, something that only an immigrant could understand.

She's referring to getting fake papers since getting legitimate papers is impossible to some people. Visas in third world countries are obviously only granted to rich people, but poor people will still find a way in order to live better and survive. Also, she's making reference to hustling again and how many immigrants are constantly thinking about making money or showing that they are making money, as a way to show "success" in the new world.

Great song and great reference to immigration by sampling The Clash. The chorus, in my opinion, is what Americans and Europeans think immigrants are about.

She's making fun of that myth that we are all violent and criminals because, of course, the only reason we go to Europe and America is to "steal ya money" another reference, by the way, to Bankrobber by The Clash, good work Maya. General Comment First of all this song is about making money. A is banned from performing in the U. A because of terrorist ties. Her lyrics are the truth to so many third world countries that need to steal to eat.

It's about real life. Not US life but real every day life where the motto is killed or be killed. Not everybody has welfare in their country. You got to do what you got to do. It's so stupid that she was banned from the US cause her lyrics are no different from any US rapper. It just happens to be from the wrong side of the world. She's awesome but right now it's not American to listen to her according to the fat cats in Washington.

Freedom of speech is free till you don't talk freely. If you listen,a lot of artist do and their right.

We should pay more attention to some of them. Their telling us what we aren't supposed to know. Flag Jerseyshoregirl98 on April 01,


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Paper Planes Lyrics: I fly like paper, get high like planes / If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name / If you come around here, I make 'em .

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