Madonna Calls M.I.A.'s Middle Finger Stunt A "Teenager, Irrelevant Thing To Do"

UPDATE #2: M.I.A. also personally called Madge to apologize for pulling the stunt.

During last night's (February 5) Super Bowl halftime show, singer M.I.A. gave a middle finger gesture and delivered an uncensored verse to Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'" , which she and Nicki Minaj are both featured on.

Following the game, NBC, who broadcast the event, issued the following statement, “We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime,” said a spokesperson. “It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late."

The NFL added, "The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.”

M.I.A.'s uncensored lyrics to the song are as follows:

"Sw-sw-swag shh
No one gives you this
Supersonic bionic, uranium hit
So I break ‘em off tricks
Lets pray that it sticks
I’ma say this once, yeah I don’t give a shit"

M.I.A. has yet to release a statement.

(February 6)

UPDATE: TMZ.com has spoken to sources reportedly close to the incident who have said that singer M.I.A. will be responsible for any fines the FCC issues to NFL for the middle-finger and lyrics incident. Because the sporting event is through the NFL, not NBC that network is not responsible. Those sources told TMZ that the Interscope Records singer signed a contract prior to her performance.

(February 8)

UPDATE #2: Madonna has finally broken her silence on M.I.A.'s middle finger stunt at the Super Bowl, slamming Maya for ruining the positive vibe of the performance.

"I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity, it seemed negative," she told Ryan Seacrest. "It’s such a teenager ... irrelevant thing to do ... there was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point?"

M.I.A. has since personally apologized to Madonna for flipping the bird.

147 Comments

  • inthamidnitehr

    madonna=Irrelevant

  • inthamidnitehr

    M.I.A. 's middle finger is more entertaining and talked about then the superbowl. Forget about the cheerleaders in the same frame (all of them under 16 btw) shaking their shit.......

  • anon

    the only reason that madonna is so mad is because that halftime show was blatantly some sort of illuminati ritual and m.i.a. made a mockery of it. team m.i.a. all the way.

  • Anonymous

    I call it publicity stunt Madonna knew about!!

  • okay

    So its okay to look at a 50 year old mother dance around air humping half naked being all fake but not okay for a MIDDLE FINGER?! .... grow up and think of the bigger things

  • what

    Man it was a stupid thing to do period, she just kill the chance for any rapper trying to break into the mainstream, it was stupid now the NFL will not want to have anymore rapper on for half time forsure

  • S

    M.I.A is Hip Hop. More Hip Hop than YOU...and Nicki Minaj

    • S

      Whatever man. I ain't even gonna go over her credentials - giving a stage to unknown African MC's and spitters from Asia to fuckin S America. Keep doing ur thing Hip Hop DX.

    • TEXAS

      M.I.A IS NOT HIP HOP ITS TRASH IT SHOULD BE ON SOME ALTERNATIVE MUSIC SITE I ONLY LISTEN TO A FEW TRACKS ON A ALBUM TO MAKE UP MY MIND HORRIBLE!!!! BUT SHE DID FIT IN WITH THE OTHER TWO BITCHES AT THE SUPER BOWL WHO ALSO SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO HIP HOP

  • AA

    OH BOOHOO!! i'm just really realising that all this music/showbiz news is BULLTHIT, and BULLSHIT ONLY. What happened to our world, man...

  • JAY-Z

    Now, she became a very famous!! p.s. I have more than 18,500 Japanese-followers. If you need my promotions, check this out. http://bit.ly/zXEFnw

  • Anonymous

    IS THIS HIP HOP? NO THIS IS BULL SHIT WACK COMMERCIALIZE SHIT GET THIS SHIT OUTTA THIS WEBSITE

  • Cameo

    Ok, Madonna, how the fuck were u acting when u were that age? Remember, we have ur old ass on tape. Muhfuckas get old and forget the dumb shit they did when they were young. Madonna looked like old trailer trash on that stage. And, bitch, stop using a fake accent. U r not British.

  • Matthew Rosario

    Its a finger. Whats the big fucking deal? Jeeze nowadays people look for anything to complain about lol.

  • Anonymous

    AricTheThrowed.com

  • Swordz

    Lost respect for MIA.... what was she doing performing with Madonna anyway..??? She's supposed to be some anti establishment artist.

  • Anonymous

    www.AricTheThrowed.com

  • hypestyle

    madonna has become so establishment, after building her career (and becoming a millionaire) off of being this purposefully outrageous, shocking provocateur.. yawn..

  • GBtha G

    bitch madonna betta look after its homeless brother instead of bullshitting. fuck all diz imbecile bitchiz n happy fuckin valentine to all muthafuckaz out there.

  • kiah

    she did it in the video but madonna didnt edit it out. bxtch sit down !

  • Bill

    Bottom line, it's just business. She signed a contract. She apparently violated the terms of that contract. Now she pays. Sometimes being stupid comes with a price.

  • frankfurter

    I Was hoping that "M" Sporran would lift up and you would see her Mushy Muff Shave in the sign of a finger!! now that would sell a few units more on her new album.

  • JPipe

    Yes it was a immature thing to do. 1 coming off the Janet titty the Superbowl is already second guessing having young talent at the halftime show. Shit like this gives them the fire power not to do it.

  • fuck madona,fcc & nfl

    fuck that i say M.I.A. FLIPS THE BIRD TWICE!POW!

  • brian

    who honestly cares about this shit in 2012?

    • ETK

      kill yourself, it'll be win win for both of us

    • Alf

      I know it aint really a big deal, but that's the problem wit this country, the elite want to polute the youths mind, the youth are the future, thats why this shit happens everyear there somein, the human race is loosing its morals, and dont even care about anything anymore, and that is why this world is beomcing fucked up, and will eventually fall at the hands of the elite

  • yessir

    i call this an irrelevant article when it comes to hip hop...these writers are lost for real..

  • So Icy Boi!

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUNGGGG MUUUUUULLLLLLLLLAAAAHHHHH BBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBYYYYYYYYYY! SWAG

  • gahl

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO CARES ABOUT THIS SHIT

  • SniperGuy

    Who gives a shit? If anyone out there is so upset about someone flipping the middle finger then they seriously need to sit back and take a look at what's gone wrong in their life.

  • Anonymous

    Madonna's just mad that her performance wasn't talked about. She's done her fair share of stupid things in the past, so just cash the check and be quiet.

  • Anonymous

    MIA is a talentless hoe. she fronts liek shes a freedom fighter, nah bitch. you married some half white faggot rich kid and got put on. sit down smut.

  • Anonymous

    MIA is prepackaged 1%er corporate rebellion. She's just a musically untalented troll that got famous due to her vague associations with actual rebels.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Madonna and her satanic self!

  • S

    That's RICH coming from one of the world biggest narcissists. The woman who humped the stage at the VMA's and kissed Aguilera and the other one 20 years later to sell an album. Madonna WOULD kno M.I.A's actions woz a 'teenage' thing to do because she pretty much dating one...tramp

  • Anonymous

    madonna, "Its such a teenager ... irrelevant thing to do" really?

  • Anonymous

    feelings of love and unity at a fucking football game, LOL fucking jocks dont even fuck with madonna so why was she there

    • Anonymous

      cuz the NFL is a corny corporate product run by delusional wigs and clueless fat cats. love football, NFL is wack. commericals, commercials, fucking with the rules, getting the gayest entertainment possible. killed my love for the game. roger goodell is a mix george bush/hitler to the sports world.

  • Anonymous

    This bitch is about to blow up!

  • Logic

    Since when is giving the middle finger "pushing boundaries". Please, and then the irony of someone "anti-establishment" doing a Superbowl halftime show is the most pro-establishment thing you can do. I like M.I.A's music, but the middle finger wasn't an act of defiance or rebellion to the corporate elite or even a political message. It was her promoting herself for her new album and being a "bad girl" to match her new single.

    • Anonymous

      In this case it's about how people are seeing it, it's their own self conscience that they are protective over and what she did seems to be working very well!

  • M Man

    Some of you guys are funny, M.I.A has always been controversial, this wasn't just an accident, she does these kinds of things on purpose. Watch her video for her song Born Free or for her recent single Bad Girls. She has been inviting this type of controversy since the beginning calling out corporate America and stuff.

  • Jaen

    It's all bullshit. Right after she gives the finger the football teams return and spend another hour or so trying to penetrate each others end zones.

  • dupek

    American Football. The most boring shit. I dont know how to watch this and not fall asleep between actions.Even rugby is better.

    • Alf Capone

      yea watchin a bunch of guys run around for hours and finish in a 0-0 tie is way better. shut up bitch nigga Alf Gang or think a football has black and white pentagons and hexagons

  • S

    MIA has been PUSHING boundaries from day ONE. So those of you who like your s*** normal won't like her. OBVIOUSLY. That b**** is FYAH. Step Off.

  • Damn

    I was hoping she would flash a tit instead

  • HoustonTx

    This bitch is retarded. She just made it harder for any real hip hop artists to make it to a superbowl halftime show.

  • MIA

    MIA is smart she did that so she could be on the news this article is a perfect example. if she did not do that Hip hop dx would never give a fuck about her

  • Shane

    She can slip that middle finger into my asshole anytime she wants! Hot, hot hot!

  • philly

    You gotta lose yourself in the moment u own it u better never let it go you only get one chance to blow, you only get one shot This opportunity comes once in a life time- eminem. She took her one chance on The biggest audience she ever had to do sumin to get remembered for a talked about, she said shit and gave the finger wow, janet jackson showed her tit lol its not that big a deal the media blows stuff up

  • BossAnon

    I'm more appalled that they made this cluster fuck of artists the halftime show. I soon as I saw Madonna the superbowl warranted a channel change from me.

  • Anonymous

    what genre is her music? it cant be hip hop...support real art check out REDMIC on itunes, hip hop got a new pulse

  • Edubb

    All this fuss over a fuckin finger!!! First off not to many people heard of M.I.A. before this. She had the hit airplanes which is a couple of years old. I guarantee when her next album drops it will go platinum plus not because she has super talent or anything but look at all this free pub she is getting. I dont care if it is negative publicity free pub is free pub. If the media hadnt of made an issue out of a non-issue this wouldnt be talked about because no one really paid attention to that wack ass half time show!!!

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    No 1 on the corner got swagger like ours!

  • Anonymous

    She is stupid and her 15min of fame are about up....

  • Nigga 4Life

    I repeat : mia iz an imbecile ho with no self esteem so fuck any muthafucka dat disagreez...... filhos das putas na'mean?

  • smh

    so the alcohol ads and the fact that she and others made some suggestive dance moves was NOT a problem.........but the middle finger is? hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Anonymous

    LOL biggest waste of everyone's time ever

  • Anonymous

    because of a finger lmao.

  • Anonymous

    this is the most stupid shit ever to be made controversial!!!!!! its GOT to be something more to this shit than that!

  • Nigga 4Life

    mia iz jus an imbecile ho dat aint got no self esteem. fuck r&b shet!!!!!!!!!

  • GBtha G

    hahaha!!!!! Say whut dat middle fuckin finga??? It seems diz superbawl shows are just wack .Next time I wanna see muthafuckaz fuckin on stage live!! america u must be fucked up as well.

  • Huey Newton

    IT'S BIGGER THAN A HALFTIME SHOW...WAY BIGGER!!!!

  • Huey Newton

    THEY CAN HAVE ALL THESE FAGGOT HOMO COMMERCIALS,BUT SHE THROWS THE BIRD TO THEM FAGS AND GETS FIND? SOUNDS LIKE A CONSPIRACY TO ME!!!! M.I.A GOT MORE BALLS THAN MOST OF THESE RAPPERS THAT'S IN THA GAME! MUCH LOVE MAMA.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah can't stand those "faggot homo"commercials either. And she throws up the middle finger and they found her. Can't believe it.

  • mike

    Any one else think it's pretty dope that MIA got on the Superbowl? She's 100% revolutionary (although she doesn't express it properly when she's not singing)... Crack

  • Huey Newton

    Lol... Much Love M.I.A.. FUCK THE FCC AND FUCK THE POWERS THAT BE!!!

  • Anonymous

    holy shittttttttttt i don't even remember seeing that finger on tv , what diffrence does it makes , instead of giving her a fine try finding criminals and giving them a REAL fine

    • Anonymous

      ^ my sentiments exactly. If m.i.a. wanted to be all cool & indifferent by flashing the middle finger on a madonna & nikki collab, then don't collab with those bitches on national tv. Her career's been doing fine without pulling cheap tricks, why resort to it now?? Lame ass move Maya Arulpragasam

    • boss

      Joem thank God there are still people out there with a brain. Smartest comment ive heard out of all 72 posts

    • joem

      To be honest I wasn't the least bit offended but I think it's good that they fine this bitch... I think it's really low and cheesy to do something like this on national tv.. all she did it for was attention. She has a new album coming out and she's just trying to stir up controversy and put her name in the headlines which I think is lame. If you're that kind of artist you need to go away for real. I hope they lay a BIG ASS fine on her ass.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah fuck the FCC bunch of pussy ass faggots. Fuck em. Fuck em all. I think we've said enough anybody got anything intelligent they wanna say?

  • Anonymous

    next time, just get us fucking strippers for the half time show instead of this typa lame ass bullshit

  • Anonymous

    if i was her i'd give a finger to fcc if they try n make her pay the fines. like seriously what can they do? she can't go to jail for it, i doubt she's an american citizen cause she's from britain so they have no way of finding her. so what can they do? give her more fines that she can jus not pay like the original ones lol

  • DiceTRAKZ

    They blowing this shit waaaaaaaaay outta proportion (like always). Its jus a finger a 4 letter word. FUCK! I hate shit like this. Muthafuckas just tryin to get paid. thats what its all about. So if she gets fined, where does that money go?? To families who were "offended" by the hand gesture? Nope. The fcc is full of bullshit plain and simple. Fuck outta here....

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    She shouldnt pay shit! Censorship is a violation of our 1st ammendment freedom of speech!

  • Anonymous

    meanwhile they got hoes air humping the stage, go daddy commercials telling kids there's porn on the internet, and bud light telling fat ass americans to be fatter and lazier by drinking more beer lol AMERICA

  • Anonymous

    PUBLICITY STUNT WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. ITS SELLING MADONNAS RECORD AND PROMOTING M.I.A. HARD WORLDWIDE. WHY CANT YOU PEOPLE SEE WHAT IS SOO OBVIOUS? ITS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU ALL. TWATS.

    • stopdropnroll

      @ jake - ouch burnnnnnnn

    • @joem

      *REPUBLICAN ALERT!!

    • joem

      The FCC does have the right to fine anyone who violates regulations.. There IS a standard of decency on free over the air national networks that have to be adhered to, that's why there's no porn or cursing on local channels dumbass. Cable channels have standards too, it's only paid subscription networks like HBO and Showtime that can present nudity and profanity and even then, the porn featured on those channels are softcore because they can't show full hardcore shit. That's reserved for the adult entertainment specific subscription networks like playboy TV and Hustler. This has NOTHING to do with "freedom of speech" or "censorship" as it pertains to those freedoms. IF you run around in a public place butt naked or are caught fucking in public or something, you WILL get arrested dip shit. There is an expected standard of public decency, you can do whatever the fuck you want, just not in public in a bunch of other people who don't want to see your ugly ass fucking anyone or touching yo self homo. Just like not everyone wants to hear profanity or see nudity on free over the air channels.. in fact, the majority don't.

    • jake

      publicity stunt? janet jacksons titty was a publicity stunt. this was just some people playing music and doing what performers do. the word shit was bleeped and nobody even noticed the middle finger til the news blew it up. this was an innocent show blown out of proportion. not a big deal. the fcc has no legal right to fine anyone anyways. in america we have the right to live free of censorship in every fashion. only private networks can legally censor what they show but a third party cannot step in.

  • Anonymous

    thats what you get asking a classless no talent hoe to perform on national tv. fuck the nfl fuck nbc fuck interscope and fuck clear channel $ slaves

  • RTJ00

    Your kids idols will be sluts performing occult rituals you dumb fucks!

  • Anonymous

    Who gives a flying fuck?

  • Fingerbang

    I'd give bitch a finger alright. She was looking hot.

  • 420westcoast

    didn't even know who she was while watching the halftime show, and I didn't even see the middle finger. that dark finger blended in, so it was not really noticeable. when i read the articles this morning about a controversy with MIA and halftime show, i was like what?

  • Anonymous

    oh no one there puppets got out line. she was only suppose to do what she was told. aww i'm sure the puppet master will blac list her for this haha and iam sure you doesnt care.

  • Hypestyle

    side note, MIA looks more like the real cleopatra than Madonna does, really..

    • Anonymous

      Egyptian you little fuck balls. Go back to grade 7 history class.

    • Anonymous

      her family's origins were dumbass!

    • Anonymous

      cleopatra is origins arent greek u dumbass

    • Jeremiah

      ^"You do know that the Cleopatra family origins are Greek, right? So Madonna fit quite well in that role. Someone didn't do too well in their History classes..." Just had to correct your grammer and punctuation on that comment, WiseOne. Someone didn't do too well in their English classes...

    • WiseOne

      You do know that Cleopatra family origins are Greek right? So Madonna fit quite well in that role. Someone didn't do to well in their history classes...

  • NEGRO

    MIA!!!!! U AND NIKKI TOGETHER IN MY BEDROOM WOULD BE LIKE WHEN THE ATOMS COLLIDED TO FORM THE WORLD AND SHIT NAWMEAN BABY BABE??? ON A LESS SERIOUS NOTE, THAT MADONNA JOINT IS SO WACK THAT THEY NEEDED TO TURN THE ATTENTION TO SOMETHING ELSE, SO THAT NIGGERS DONT BE TALKING ABOUT HOW WACK THAT SHIT IS FOR DAAAAAAYS, WEEEEEEKS, MOOOOONTHS!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I would have been offended if she hadn't.

  • illestni99ainne

    another wack ass halftime show. halftime show been a shit show for awhile now though. last time it was actually good was when prince performed. honestly if they wanted to put on a good show they shouldve had kanye perform and i hate that nigga lol.

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    A middle finger and saying shit, big fucking deal. I just don't really see the big about that chick MIA. She's nothing special at all, to me at least. To each his own I guess......

  • Anonymous

    All this talk about flipping ppl off during the SB halftime can make you hungry... visit www.ATLBiteLife.com. Problem solved.

  • Anonymous

    M.I.A is one ugly dude. What! She's a lady! Damn, he's one ugly chick

  • 123

    You know that no one got paid last night right? Calling people sell outs They do that show for free for publicity. It's a known fact Think about the time and money Madonna got to put into this She loses money doing something like this But then shes got a tour coming soon I'm sure Thats how she makes up for it. And then some

  • Anonymous

    Being presented with the opportunity to make alot of money doesn't make you a sell-out. I guess you're resigned to spending the rest of your days on mommy's couch watching Judge Joe Brown.

  • JayDub

    Great job M.I.A! Now we will have to watch 80yr old rockers for the next 5yrs.

  • IWouldFuckM.I.A.RealGood

    The half time show sucked!! I doubt many people saw her flip the bird anyway. This really is a non-issue but the media as usual is making it an issue. Big deal people watch the super bowl because of the GAME!!!!

  • Anonymous

    i remember when mia called jay-z and lady gaga sellouts

  • Boooo!

    really? just really? i mean the half time show was lame anyways. i watched the whole superbowl and the shitty half time show and never noticed here flippin tha bird.. ( bird bird bird, bird is the word) and wtf was the NFL thinkin even putting these female artist on the half time show? cuz they scream football anyways... i just think its crazy that with Madonna, Manaj, and MIA (which i didnt even know it was her anyways) M.I.A. is the one who stirred up controversy. remember the kiss between madonna, brittany spears, and christina agulara? idk maybe females just arent meant to play the halftime show.... (Janet jackson nip slip) lol

  • Anonymous

    i cant believe she performed the superbowl with nicki and madonna talk about SELLING THE FUCK OUT

  • pmrc

    OUCH A MIDDLE FINGER!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This was just a cheap means of publicity. She looks like a tranny anyway.

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