(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.”
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.