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M.I.A Sticks Up Her Middle Finger During Halftime Show & Causes an Outcry

SUPERBOWL MIA 510 Superbowl 2012: MIA Comes Under Fire For Throwing Up Middle Finger

Although Madonna came out to proclaim her Queen of Pop title back, Miss "Bad Girl" British singer/rapper herself, M.I.A is stealing the Super Bowl Half Time performance talk now.

You see it in the photo above, M.I.A stuck up that middle finger while singing her part in Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'" which caused a lot of disappointed viewers to talk out about it and the NFL and NBC had to release statements:

On M.I.A's gesture, the NFL explained:

"There was a failure in NBC’s delay system. The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.
Followed by NBC, who said:
"It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.

So why did M.I.A flip the bird? I'm thinking two reasons: 1) to be the talk of the halftime show and make it all about her or 2) Because she just didn't give an eff! She stuck it up and that's all she had to say about that. 

I dunno. But Madonna talked a lot of crap about Janet Jackson's nip slip and how we wouldn't see any of that this year, and although we didn't...the good ol' middle finger was stuck up on national television while millions and millions viewed - sorry Madonna!

And M.I.A - I'm sure she won't be asked to come back and perform during another halftime show.


  1. I just look upon it as she can't be that good of an artist if it takes being controversial in other ways to get herself noticed.

    1. Or you just dnt have good taste in music, but to each is own.

  2. LOL she sure left a mark for herself as a new artist. It was bad enough everyone is like "Who are you?" and now its "Who is that girl who stuck up her middle finger at the super bowl?". Not a good start!


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