M.I.A Gives Super Bowl Crowd the Middle Finger

English Rapper M.I.A. Flips the Bird During Super Bowl Performance; NBC and NFL Issue Apology


(AllHipHop News) Last night (February 6th), U.K. female rapper M.I.A. gave the crowd the middle finger during the Super Bowl Halftime show which has prompted an apology from NBC and the NFL.

The Super Bowl is becoming known for its racy halftime shows.

It was only a few years back that Janet Jackson’s “Nipplegate” with Justin Timberlake caused an outcry around the world.

During last night’s performance though, M.I.A. flipped off the crowd and mouthed the words “I don’t give a f**k.”

While both the NFL and NBC are pointing fingers at each other for not censoring the middle finger fast enough, the NFL placed the blame on NBC.

“There was a failure in NBC’s delay system,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement. “The gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.”

According to ABC News and Rueters, this might not be the last that M.I.A. or NBC and the NFL hear about the situation.

CBS was fined $550,000 by the FCC for the Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson incident.

Last fall, a federal appeals court ruled against the FCC despite an order from the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

The three-judge panel reviewed three decades of FCC rulings and concluded the agency was changing its policy, without warning, by fining CBS for fleeting nudity.

  • Baby_Bluez

    That middle finger was the best and most “human” part of that half-time show. Too much Sumerian…

  • what she did was so uncalled for. what what can you say with someone with NO CLASS.

  • I don’t like it because it further marginalizes the hip hop artist, but w/e… They could have been saying all types of derogatory stuff to her, so it is what it is. But not a good look, either way.

  • illymac

    who cares ??

  • richard agins

    That was awesome, let the sister express herself. f-em!!!!

  • The NFL didn’t want that. They gave her a chance & she smacked them in the face.

    Could be backlash that ends her career , as opposed to jump starting it.

    The extra press isn’t worth the turning a positive into a negative.

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  • illymac

    “Paper Planes”I fly like paper, get high like planesIf you catch me at the border I got visas in my nameIf you come around here, I make ’em all dayI get one down in a second if you waitSometimes I think sitting on trainsEvery stop I get to I’m clocking that gameEveryone’s a winner, we’re making our fameBona fide hustler making my nameAll I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)And (KKKAAAA CHING!)And take your moneyPirate skulls and bonesSticks and stones and weed and bombsRunning when we hit ’emLethal poison for the systemNo one on the corner has swagger like usHit me on my Burner prepaid wirelessWe pack and deliver like UPS trucksAlready going hell just pumping that gasAll I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)And (KKKAAAA CHING!)And take your money
    M.I.A.Third world democracyYeah, I got more records than the K.G.B.So, uh, no funny businessSome some some I some I murderSome I some I let goSome some some I some I murderSome I some I let goAll I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)And (KKKAAAA CHING!)And take your money

  • MrTroyMercy

    I ain’t even see it cause I was too busy trying to figure out who the fucck she wwas and …only white folks look that deep on wack azz tv performance…

    Just abunch of acrobats , costumes and weak azz songs …ceelo saved it…they played gay azz vogue !!!smh!

  • rep87

    she should return to the letters of her name MIA > missing in action > this barely one hit wonder nobody knew she was on stage until this little stunt its not enough boo your 15 mins of fame is over ! now move on to some real hip hop news

  • The poll should read:

    Was Madonna doing cart wheels wearing a thong under her skirt in worse the Janet showing a little nipple?

  • fortydogg

    no one in da states care bout dis bum bitch especially since we got stupid nikki try 2 rap british

  • R_REAL_TALK

    SHE JUST TRINA GET SOME ATTENTION SHE WOULD HAVE SHOWN HER PP?USSY IF SHE COULD SELL A EXTRA 10 COPIES OF THAT LAME ALBUM ????????

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