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M.I.A. Flips Off The Camera During The Super Bowl Halftime Show!!!

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Is this going to be Janet Jackson Gate Part 2???

During the Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna, the camera cut to M.I.A. where it's pretty clear to us that she flips off the camera during her performance!!

Gasp!! That's a big no-no!!! Sure, of course we chuckled, but still, we were a little taken aback by the gesture!

LOLz, who are we kidding? No, we weren't! It's M.I.A.! We wouldn't expect anything less!

Watch around the :09 second mark to see it all go down!

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66 comments to “M.I.A. Flips Off The Camera During The Super Bowl Halftime Show!!!”

  1. 1

    She's just mad cuz she's a glorified cheerleader, lolz!

  2. 2

    who cares? She sucks anyway

  3. 3

    I sure as hell didn't pay attention. Who cares about her? It's all about MADONNA!!!

  4. 4

    Oh, wait to go, M.I.A.
    Now we're going to have to wait EVEN LONGER for them to have another female performer for halftime.
    Also, I didn't particularly enjoy the performance or care for anyone.

  5. 5

    Is MIA too good for Madonna and Nicki? Hell yeah. Would she be able to do halftime by herself? Hell no. Thanks to Madge for bringing some spotlight to this girl, hopefully we'll see more of her now.

  6. 6


  7. 7

    What did you expect from a Skanky Ghetto Ho……..Class?

  8. 8

    So disrespectful. What is this, a case of attention seeking? Pathetic.

  9. 9

    I bet Madonna kicked her ass after the show. Madonna went out of her way to keep it clean for the Superbowl audience. MIA swears and flips the bird, which I'm assuming was to the US. You're welcome, MIA after all the freakin' $aide$ the US has poured into Sri Lanka.

  10. 10

    No wonder why they left her out of the shot after that… Love ya M.I.A!! I would do the same!

  11. 11

    when we going to hear some real sick music at the half time show, like the SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND? The SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND is so funky, soul and is true original hip hop. the half time show had music even half as funky as the Soul Rebels

  12. 12

    M.I.A. gives the finger at the exact same spot in the music video for Give Me All Your Luvin, but I'm sure she probably wasn't supposed to for this performance. If there is any controversy surrounding this, I hope it follows M.I.A. and not Madonna because she went out of her way to not do anything offensive on this performance. Controversy always helped Madonna yes, but this is the one time she hasn't asked for it and played by the rules NBC gave her.

  13. 13

    seriously? this isn't news. who would be upset by this? it's a performer being cheeky. stupid. next.

  14. 14

    Wow.. just when i give her a compliment she acts stupid…Seriously how old are you? Or mature? Not like flipping the bird is a big deal to me but doing it for attention on a family show is pathetic.. she lost all cred with me fuck her..fame whores uhg..

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    Can't tell if it's THE finger or her index finger. Madge gave her a huge break, and this is what stupid does? It won't be good for her if she did. Didn't this attitudinal twat listen to Madge's NFL press conference regarding the show? Youtube.

  16. 16

    Madonna KNEW about this, MIA would not do this without asking the Queen. And its the middle finger. Don't football players and coaches mouth off each other? yes they do. and its on camera most of the time too. being glorified on post-game sports shows. anyway, MIA is the shit and Madonna chose her for a reason. I'm glad she's back in the game!

  17. 17

    Uh she clearly says shes doesn't give a shit so why'd you expect? lol love her!

  18. 18

    I can't stand mia and that minaj twit!! With so many other talents out there, I don't know why madonna collaborated with these two talentless idiots.

  19. 19

    Are you kidding me? Only in America would this be a big deal. The "flipping" the bird lasted what like half a second, I didn't even notice the first time around. M.I.A. is so underrated she pretty much invented badass, Madonna recognizes this, her part in the song is nothing compared to what she is capable of as an artist.

  20. 20

    Because, she's like, all edgy and shit….. :) ~

  21. 21

    Someone obviously went back and looked for this because I watched it live and didn't notice. However, her lame attempt to come off as "bad ass" is going to bite her in the ass. The Superbowl is not the VMA's! You can't get away with that kind of shit during the Superbowl. Unless you are a silicone filled blond, having a wet tshirt contest with Bud Light, the Superbowl likes censorship.

  22. 22

    Sigh, i didn't notice it either until i read about it afterwards. It's part of the routine and she does it in the video.

  23. 23

    M.I.A.'s verse didn't sound as stupid as Niki's. I knew something was up when the TV blurred all of the sudden. Frankly I've seen more offensive crap on TV than a finger.

  24. 24

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – You're a douche. Simpy because the girl is of Sri Lankan descent you assume that she was giving the entire USA the finger as some kind of political statement. You and the people like you are the reason the world thinks Americans are fucken stupid. Tell me, in any of the countless times a white American performer has done something controversial what do you think to yourself then?

    Also whats with the new thing Americans like to do where they talk about giving aide to countries like that means shit? Everyone who can gives aide, you aren't unique in that respect, besides everyone knows that there's no such thing as unconditional aide from the US. You only give money in return for control over things like a country's energy supply, then rort the people with over-inflated energy costs, because you need to recoup the money given in "aide" then make a profit.

  25. 25

    Yes I saw it when it happened. So what else is new. Singers acting like pimps and whores all over the place on tv, in movies, and song these days. Even on a show that is supposed to be rated G for kids to watch is not safe….oh well it's not the 50's anymore. Anything goes now. It's almost like if a singer doesnt grind her crotch into the camera a few times during a show or video or whatever…that she is not doing her job or something. Maybe we should just call this the United States of Whores and Pimps since sex and violence seems to be all this culture cares about anymore. I think MIA was wrong to flip off the audience during the show….but I can bet she could care less. Every other word she speaks is probably FU anyway. So what else is new? Nothing. Welcome to America.

  26. 26

    Oh wow… she's so hipster and cool! Flipping the bird on national TV. Such a rebel! I hope Madonna put a boot up her arse when the lights went down!

  27. 27

    It's not going to be "Janet Jackson Gate Part 2" because M.I.A. is relatively unknown despite being an attention whore.

    YOU STATED: "You're a douche. Simpy because the girl is of Sri Lankan descent you assume that she was giving the entire USA the finger as some kind of political statement. You and the people like you are the reason the world thinks Americans are fucken stupid. Tell me, in any of the countless times a white American performer has done something controversial what do you think to yourself then? "

    So she wasn't giving "the entire USA the finger," just white Americans? As for the world thinking Americans are " fucken stupid," Literate Americans would like to remind you the word is "fucking," not "fucken."

    btw, "aide" is "an assistant to an important person, esp. to a political leader" while "aid" is "help, typically of a practical nature."

    Thought you might want to know the difference lest someone think you're "fucken" stupid.

  28. 28

    Anybody who had any confidence in who they are as a person and as an artist wouldn't feel the need to try so hard to prove it.

  29. 29

    big deal! she was just giving it attitude which is what her part is all about.

    you yanks are such prudes. nobody would even have noticed if the media hadnt clocked it.

  30. 30

    "Yanks". Ok bud. You lobster tails need to bout-face it back to jolly ol' England or you might miss tea time… wtf! this isn't 1776..

  31. 31

    What's the big deal. I watched the whole thing, and didn't even notice it!

  32. 32

    She represents today music whores, like Minaj and Gaga.

  33. 33

    She is so frickin talentless. I was like what the hell is she doing here?

  34. 34

    she's probably upset that Madonna made her work so hard … entitled, arrogant GenX and Geny and Millenials - all that attitude and not much to back it up … whereas Madonna can walk the talk

  35. 35

    O M G what's her problem?! Haha only in America is this news. IT DOESN'T ROT YOUR BRAIN TO SEE SOMEONE FLIP THE BIRD.

  36. 36

    gee what a radical move, flipping the bird.. big deal. it did nothing to make this halftime show any edgier.. show was flat and boring

  37. 37

    Re: perezfknsux – Oh God breathe……..jeez

  38. 38

    WOW American viwers are SO sensitive….. and they're what give stupid stunts like this all tha publicity.. all those calling her "fame whore", you are the one giving her the fame, there's seller once there's a buyer

  39. 39

    MIA is a big fat liar. She was never subject to any sort of cruely to descrimination in Sri Lanka. Heck she cannot even remember the country of her birth if she was ever born there. She writes about ELAM This is the worst terrorist group in Sri Lanka that killed innocent women and children for years (bombings occured on a daily basis). MIA is a terrorist supporter. She talks about it just to get people to feel sorry for her so that she can sell her useless crap records. Do not fall for this bullshit.

  40. 40

    Another ugly talentless crack whore. Next.

  41. rory! says – reply to this


    WHY is everyone making such a big deal out of this? So she swore at the camera, so what?

  42. 42

    Yawn. Boil in the bag controversy by some no mark pissed off at being relegated to Madonna's temporary side kick, and knowing that from now its all down hill.

  43. 43

    Madonna has to be loving this. Someone f***ed up and broke the rules but Madonna is the one they will talk about. She's not pissed, she's probably happy. (btw the whole half time show was terrible. Madonna is dreadful.)

  44. minka says – reply to this


    This is only a big deal in the U.S.? Really? Any country would be pissed about some "bad-ass" wannabe giving a disrespectful gesture to a world wide audience during a relatively upbeat, family event. What an idiot. Want to be edgy? Want to make a statement? Be more clever than a moody 12 year old. For those who say the gesture is no big deal…how do you feel when someone does that to your kid or mom for no reason? It's rude and lame.

  45. 45

    Being another Sri Lankan, I can tell you she's not very well received in Sri Lanka. As she supports a terrorist group called the LTTE that has attacked the innocent Sri Lankan citizens as a whole over and over again through suicide bombings and various other attacks that have killed a lot of innocent people (including children). They have also kidnapped/recruited children to become child soldiers, taught them how to use weapons and sent them to the field to fight. It is said that the reason she's in support of this LTTE terrorist group is that her father is a part of it. I've heard her father played a significant role in creating the "black tigers", a part of the LTTE's suicide bombing sect. The LTTE tigers are also linked to lending support to other terrorist groups like the Al Queda that attacked the word trade centers on 9/11. She was also banned from the US for a period of time, without providing a proper explanation for her ban. A lot of what she says always seems to have a hidden agenda, and her ulterior motive is to promote the LTTE as something of a "liberation" group rather than a terrorist group. But google some information about the devastation they caused in the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities in Sri Lanka. It's fine to like her music, but please do not glorify her cause, this woman is getting so big it's making me very nervous.

  46. 46

    She is absoultely horrible and a piece of shit. Ugly bitch. I'm not even sure why she was there. Just another ing the long line of people that hate american, yet come here to get rich. She's horrible anyway. But it's nice that you don't condemn it, k'know, this family event. But I guess we expect that from your gay ass.

  47. 47

    Sorry, but we Americans aren't getting upset or making a big deal about M.I.A. flipping the bird. If anything, we're laughing at her for her thinking she's so ballsy. Hey, if you really want to be edgy, M.I.A., how about ripping up a picture of the Pope on live TV! Now THAT took some balls.

  48. 48

    She's a ghetto blaster w/ no taste..thanks a lot..now let's hope they even give us another female performer. If I was Madonna, I'd be Pissed.

  49. 49




  50. 50

    Shouldn't be surprised when you put one classless rapper in your act. Madonna should have known better being such a great artist.

  51. 51

    Wow she's so cool…I wonder if we'll remember her name in 2 yrs?

  52. 52

    Re: WHORE1 – There's only one reason Janet's was memorable. And all that publicity didn't save her career, she has fallen off the radar. And why did you take Gaga's screen name?

  53. 53

    To all saying it's not a big deal are not getting the point. It's probably not a big deal to us, me include, BUT it is a big deal to TV stations who need to uphold respectfulness to their viewers. I'm sure a lot of parents will be upset and will hold it against the station. It's all about business guys, not personal opinion.

  54. 54

    I dont give a flying fuck MIA is badass and an amazing artist. I literally had to watch it 3 times because I couldn't for the life of me figure out what people were angry about. So she did what was in the video? Big deal. America has seen worse believe me.

  55. 55

    She should be whipped like a dog.

  56. 56

    Re: D-INCARNATIONNo i love dogs :(

  57. 57

    The contract ought to state if there are any actions that go beyond the scripted entertainment agreement it can result in non payment to the specific party. Madonna was Great although the format and time frame she operated under proved why Super Bowl halftime shows generally end up being "less than" stellar.
    MIA showed she is not an adult yet…she can slither back into the gutters or wherever she came and hopefully no one will summon her again. The bird didn't offend me I just couldn't understand why perform if it is too difficult to not make an ass of yourself during the halftime show at the Super Bowl? She wasn't edgy, clever or cool and she wasn't even Ghetto- just stupid…

  58. 58

    What's sad is that Madonna's performance should be what everyone is talking about and I am sure that is how Madonna would have liked to have seen it - her waking up this morning to everyone raving about this performance, this historic moment for her, yet she woke up this morning to pictures of M.I.A. flipping the bird and all the controversy surrounding it. I'm sure she's pissed right now and she has every right to be.

  59. 59

    AMERICANS ARE FUCKED UP 'so disrespectful'?? 'taken aback by the gesture' Dude, its just a finger.. It went with the lyrics "I dont give a sh*t".. she was obviously showing that!!! How can you all be freaking out by a finger.. the parents too?? you'd think theyd be more upset that the song has the word 'shit' in it.. whether its bleeped or not kids know what is implied with they here 'I dont give a SH__".. and kids dont fucking care.. shut up.. eugh americans are so fucked up in the head, no wonder the world hates you

  60. 60

    If you're going to stir up controversy at least have a reason and let the gesture convey the message. She came across as an attention seeking douche attempting to overshadow the hard work that went into the show.

  61. Ratto says – reply to this


    Re: fairmaiden – yeeaaah she's a real thug :l

  62. 62

    honestly, I didn't even notice…. and I was watching!!! I was in a house full of kids… there were probably about 10 of them ranging from the ages of 4-13, and they were too busy playing with one another to even give a shit about the game, in fact how many children do you know who have the attention span to not only sit there and watch a half time performance, let alone even notice that MIA put the middle finger up…and I highly doubt it even registered to children what i meant, And HELLO did you not see some of the commercials that aired.. they were racy as hell… and if that doesn't have parent's more upset, then hell I honestly believe they are making a mountain out of a mole hill.. this is why kids are bullied so often now a days, their parents want to coddle them and treat them like bubble wrapped pansy's! If as a parent, you are teaching your children right from wrong, & do as I say not as I do, you wouldn't be so worried about this… PARENTING STARTS WITH PARENTS, not celebrity "role models"

  63. 63

    The bitch has no talent. Gaga next year.

  64. 64

    Re: Knight – no one wants to watch that drugged out freak stumble around stage..

  65. 65

    love m.i.a. foreverrrrrr!!!! only will buy madonna's album coz she's on it!!!!

  66. 66

    No big deal. Superbowl adds were way worse. Besides, she was singing 'I don't give a shit' when she made the gesture. Just looking out for the hearing impaired.