M.I.A. Blames Super Bowl Middle Finger On 'Adrenaline And Nerves'

Tue, February 7, 2012 7:14am EST by 43 Comments
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duh

Posted at 2:59 PM on February 8, 2012  

Who cares…..it could have been worse. Most wouldn’t have noticed if they hadn’t of made such a big deal about it. Kids should have been in bed at this time anyhow…when I was a kid…bedtime was 7pm on a school night! Kids wouldn’t have noticed this anyhow. Whether she did it on purpose or not…at least she didn’t strip on stage. A middle finger is not going to traumatize anyone, and if it does, then you probably need psychiatric help.

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Shan

Posted at 12:00 PM on February 8, 2012  

What M.I.A. did at the super bowl was a pathetic attempt at attention. It was a childish and pitiful thing to do. Even if she blames it on adrenaline, it just proves what kind of person she really is … so sad. I hope they fine her, and forget about her.

Disappointed “X” fan!!!

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Michael

Posted at 5:12 AM on February 8, 2012  

You’re wrong Amy. It has a meaning, a pretty vile meaning. It was wrong of her. It was an arrogant and selfish thing to do. No, she didn’t start world war III or murder someone. No one is saying it’s on that level. But it contributes to the coursing values our kids grow up with.

If you like her a lot as a performer, do her a favor and let her know that, as well as that you were really disappointed in her for what she did.

It’s really the height of disrespect.

Michael

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RonPaul2012

Posted at 12:53 AM on February 8, 2012  

This is HILARIOUS! Does anybody else see the irony in this? There is a picture of M.I.A. here with a star over her middle finger (clearly censored) and to the right is an advertisement under “news & gossip pics” of Lindsay Lovehandles in lingerie bent over with her thong showing. NO WONDER OUR COUNTRY IS IN A DEPRESSION. NO WONDER NOBODY NOTICED WHEN OBAMA SIGNED THE NDAA!! Some of you people need to wake up because there are bigger things to worry about than some girl’s finger in the air.

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ali baba

Posted at 12:44 AM on February 8, 2012  

get over it, it was a finger not a tittie lol

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AH

Posted at 12:00 AM on February 8, 2012  

Have you ever listened to this woman’s work?? She crusades for peace and critisizes the goverments of countries where she could be killed instead of singing about sex or other worthless junk like Madonna and most entertainment!! She is a genius who cares about more than shock! So what she flipped the bird??? You see that everyday on the streets. Why doesn’t society as a whole ever take responsibility instead of piling all of their guilt on ONE person! It’s insane!

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really?

Posted at 12:47 PM on February 8, 2012  

Madonna doesn’t sing about worthless junk. Yes, most of her songs are love songs (read: love, not sex; about half of songs on the Erotica album were about love), oh, and that’s right, also about things like, you know, gay rights, AIDS, domestic violence, war…sorry, but you picked the wrong target. Madonna has often sung about and for/against various political movements, just like your idol MIA.

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RJ

Posted at 11:46 PM on February 7, 2012  

Not only should MIA apologize but there should be fines levied by the FCC and the NFL against her. This was a performance for a national television audience and not a concert that people paid to see MIA, to perform however she wanted. How unprofessional and inappropriate and I hope other organizations considering performances with MIA in it rethink that decision and cancel her.

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Shan

Posted at 12:06 PM on February 8, 2012  

WELL PUT!!!

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RetiredNavy

Posted at 11:37 PM on February 7, 2012  

Yeah everyone uses the finger BUT not in front of 100+ million people including kids. She cant even say “sorry” it was no accident, just the type of loser she is PERIOD. She is a no named singer that just wanted attention. Now i hope she loses everything from this and this stunt back fires on her, which it will. Say goodbye to her little career she had, time to flip burgers at McD’s or go one welfare and food stamps so us tax payers can pay for that also. Iope the NFL watches who they put on stage from now on and sue the heck out of M.I.A. AKA LOSER!!! for a million for breaking the contract she signed.

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M.I.A. Fan

Posted at 10:28 PM on February 7, 2012  

It’s not even that serious. Get over yourselves.
Most of the commercials seen during the super bowl were of a sexual nature, I didn’t hear anyone complaining. There are more important things to worry over, for me a middle finger isn’t one of them.

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Christy

Posted at 8:16 PM on February 7, 2012  

Black trash loser

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Tasha

Posted at 8:44 PM on February 7, 2012  

If your referring to M.I.A she’s not black she’s South Asian…if your going to be racist atleast get the race right.

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Amy

Posted at 7:34 PM on February 7, 2012  

Like every other celebrity “scandal”, this is completely overexaggerated. If you’ve listened to M.I.A. she’s a free spirit and she does what she wants.

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Jack

Posted at 9:36 PM on February 7, 2012  

“she’s a free spirit and she does what she wants”

OMG- did I miss her becoming queen of America? Being a free-thinker doesn’t give you license to break a contract, disgrace, and trash the Super Bowl (WITH FAMILIES WATCHING), because “she does what she wants”. Oh my goodness.

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RonPaul2012

Posted at 12:45 AM on February 8, 2012  

Jack, if you’re so concerned about what children are watching then you’ve got it all wrong. A middle finger during a football game is not nearly as damaging as Janet’s exposed breast some years ago. Besides, there are messages in commercials that can scar a child more than a finger in the air. It’s live television…sh*t happens!

 
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John

Posted at 7:29 PM on February 7, 2012  

Oh please teenagers r doing far worse than watching a middle finger on a Sunday– they r off having sex or watching porn or using profane language or doing far worse things than that… So instead of worrying about a middle finger and blaming people for their mistakes people should actually worry what their children are doing instead of beig idiots —

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helllokitty2142

Posted at 6:30 PM on February 7, 2012  

i dont know who mia is at all!!! and how long as she been in holywood cuz i swear i really never heard her before?

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Alex

Posted at 5:09 PM on February 7, 2012  

I know MIA! she was here before Nicki minaj! and the best rapper! any who, i know what she did was wrong, BUT COME ON! Justin bieber showed the middle finger too, and he is what only 17 ! whats the point, what do we even have a middle finger in the first place! so quit whining people let her be her, she done this a lot of times too…

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Me

Posted at 5:38 PM on February 7, 2012  

No offense but the big deal is she did it in front of 111.3 million people. Justin didnt. and children were watching. so, yeah….

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Brian

Posted at 7:35 AM on February 11, 2012  

Yes, My God! oh the humanity! Millions, Millions of perfect innocent children were scarred irreparably by the sight of MIA shamelessly flaunting her middle digit! I am positive that with the horror of this morally bereft act that they have had their childhood forcibly ripped from them, and are doomed to a life of darkness and years of therapy! Really people if this is greatest moral outrage that you have witnessed lately, please get out of your cultural hole. There are a lot of things happening in the world that are far more worthy of your attention, IE the near genocide in Syria, the pending economic collapse of Greece! the list goes on!

 
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Joe

Posted at 4:47 PM on February 7, 2012  

None of us knew who MIA was, and now she is famous. Maybe she’ll be picked as Romney’s running mate so he can win votes from clueless women and horny guys. Can she public speak like Sarah Palin???

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crisleda

Posted at 3:20 PM on February 7, 2012  

wtf

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Len

Posted at 2:36 PM on February 7, 2012  

Send this ugly Limey back to England and keep
her out of my Country.

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Robin

Posted at 1:52 PM on February 7, 2012  

Never heard of her. Still not interested. Seeing her pic – ugh! Madonna – really? My 18 year old son said the same thing and added “this is a dude crowd”. I would rather see LMFAO perform with Nicki Minaj.

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Ash

Posted at 11:38 AM on February 7, 2012  

Who cares…its a finger, thats all.

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RJ

Posted at 11:51 PM on February 7, 2012  

Ok, it’s just a finger? then here’s to you .!.

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Mars

Posted at 5:23 PM on February 8, 2012  

Haha and that’s just and exclamation point!
OH NOES!

 
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TigerBLOOD

Posted at 11:25 AM on February 7, 2012  

To be expected. nig

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jhv

Posted at 8:20 PM on February 7, 2012  

Unbelievable, tigerblood. Way to stoop to the LCD. Racists are pathetic.

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really?

Posted at 10:20 PM on February 7, 2012  

shes sri lankan…not black! either way it a winning situation for her. She got tons of publicity just in time for her new album!

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Jessica

Posted at 9:55 AM on February 7, 2012  

OH PLESE WHO CARES???????????????? WHY ARE EVERONE SUDDENLY BEOMING MORALISTS WHEN EVERYONE INCLUDING THIS GOSSIPS SITE PUBLISH FAR WORSE IMAGES, HALF NAKED WOMEN EVERY DAY!! SO FING HYPOCRITICAL TO PRETEND TO BE SO UPSET ABOUT THIS. GET A LIFE!! AND CARE ABOUT IMPORTANT STUFF SUCH AS BODY IMAGES AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELS. M.I.A IS A POLITICAL ACTIVIST, AT LEAST SHE TRIES TO MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN THIS WORLD. SHE DOES NOT SPEND HER LIFE SPREADING RUMOURS ABOUT FAMOUS PEOPLE…GET REAL FOR GOD’S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!

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Bruce

Posted at 9:37 AM on February 7, 2012  

She got exactly what she wanted…how many of you even knew she existed before Sunday? I think the world should send a statement and she should be M.I.A. from any future venues. PERIOD. Every year this whole Superbowl halftime show has become a place to showcase for controversy. Why don’t they bring in someone that sings from the heart instead of from the wallet? Sad. Another idea, write the contract in such a manner that states if you or any of your crew screws up and escalates the show beyond a specified rating, not only do you not get paid, but you have to pay for the airtime. If you want to make it an advertisement, then pay like everyone else.

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mc

Posted at 9:31 AM on February 7, 2012  

Why does anyone care that her middle finger was raised during the performance…stuff like that is on tv ALL THE TIME and ok its live tv so what people flip people off all the time. The only reason she’s getting any attention is the fact she makes music and has an ” image” this is ridiculous how the news cares so much about this yet it has no importance

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kathy

Posted at 7:57 AM on February 7, 2012  

Oh please!! So that means if everyobody gets nervous, they can just give the middle finger anytime they want to?? She is just trying to save her ass!!

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Cindy

Posted at 7:35 AM on February 7, 2012  

If she is so sorry, why did she also say profanity that was heard over the air and why did she do it. She owes EVERYONE, including the NFL and Madonna, an apology. It was uncalled for and just because she is on stage-she does not have the license to act inappropriately. Did she realize that teenagers also watch this program? Just shows what her mentality is – an idiot!

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Guest

Posted at 10:50 AM on February 7, 2012  

The “profanity” is the lyrics to the song.

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amy

Posted at 8:42 PM on February 7, 2012  

IT’S JUST A MIDDLE FINGER! GET OVER IT!

 
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