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Madonna: M.I.A. Apologized for Middle Finger Stunt

Madonna: M.I.A. Apologized for Middle Finger Stunt

Madonna says rapper M.I.A. has apologized for sticking up her middle finger during their Super Bowl halftime show.

“I know she feels bad … I accept her apology, but you know, I think she still has her head in the sand right now. I’m not sure,” the 53-year-old entertainer told Carson Daly on AMP 97.1.

Though Madonna previously said she was disappointed about the debacle, she still supports M.I.A. as a fellow artist.

“I like her and, you know, I believe in people having individuality and I like her punk rock attitude,” she added. “Actually I think she’s really cool and that’s why I asked her to be in my show and be on my record [MDNA]. But I didn’t think that was the time or the place for it, to tell you the truth.”

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38 Responses to “Madonna: M.I.A. Apologized for Middle Finger Stunt”

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  1. 26
    namilo Says:

    @riri of course because the single of M.I.A “bad girls” had better reviews than that old ***** and her album is probably gonna be better than madge’s ones !!!
    She’s juste an old freaking singer who btw can’t even sing and is afraid of the competition she was afraid of ricky martin, britney and then christina, then nicki minaj then M.I.A who’s next ?
    And what’s the common points of the first 3 there career have all ended up how weird isn’t it !

  2. 27
    blah Says:

    is M.I.A. a tranny?

  3. 28
    B Says:


    I totally agree. Didn’t Madonna receive criticism over and over again for being inappropriate in her career? I am a huge Madonna fan, but this is a bit hypocritical.

  4. 29
    Den Says:

    So Madonna has ethics …. who knew?

  5. 30
    anon2 Says:


    Well, maybe if Madonna didn’t have 50 guest singers during her show and felt secure enough to do the show alone, then she wouldn’t have risked the opportunity for one of the other performers to act out. MIA give the finger, Madonna didn’t, so why is Madonna going on and on about MIA having her head in the sand, acting like a teenager, etc? That is throwing MIA under the bus. She could have talked to MIA behind the scenes, asked MIA to give a public apology, and then end it there. Madonna just wants more press on herself so she is creating more drama about it than necessary.

  6. 31
    :) Says:

    @anon2: Because nobody else at halftime had guests? trust me she can command that stage without other artists thats why she’s the top selling touring solo artist. duh. and she considers herself a performance artist not a vocalist. if thats what you expect what someone like Adele, Mariah, Celine, xtina etc. Also Madonna was asked this question and just like you can assume they didn’t talk it over or assume you know Madonna’s agenda i will assume MIA knew what she would say and will be totally cool with Madonna in her next interview. Time will tell and haters like you will look like complete A again. give it up already 30 years of being on top doesn’t happen by accident she knows what she’s talking about.

  7. 32
    :) Says:

    @anon2: Also if you google the incident all the top news site CBS CNN etc headline reads M was not happy with MIA. Then the BS sites like daily scoop star etc have the more dramatic sounding M slams mia.

  8. 33
    brenda Says:

    omg!! stop freaking out i like mia better than maddonna. because maddonna is Fake and mia is real, the middle finger was kinda innappropiate, but we love mia for her spontaniousness!! Maddonna done worse, weve all done worse, so get over it!

  9. 34
    David Says:

    She apologized to Madonna!!! Big deal!!! How about apologizing to the 113 million viewers? Doe she plain on doing that?

  10. 35
    julio Says:

    @sdf: Right on man, like your style, you sound like someone I know from Nome. Ok people do you think that was really anymore inappropriate than half the Super Bowl commercials like the one last year with the guy suckin the other dudes finger after he ate doritos I mean come on

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