Madonna Slams M.I.A. for Super Bowl Stunt, M.I.A. Apologizes

Nicki Minaj, Madonna, and M.I.A.

M.I.A. caused an uproar with her controversial finger-flipping moment during Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show. But not only did she offend some viewers, she also angered the pop queen.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, an unhappy Madonna addressed the headline-making incident, which occurred while they were performing her new single “Give Me All Your Luvin’.”

“I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, it seemed negative,” she said. “It’s such a teenager, kind of irrelevant thing to do. But on the other hand, there was such a feeling of love and unity there, what was the point? It was just out of place.”

M.I.A., who also appears on “B-day Song” off Madge’s upcoming album MDNA, has apologized to the Material Girl. “She has. I know she feels bad,” she told Carson Daly. “I accept her apology, but you know, I think she still has her head in the sand right now.”

Madonna had nicer things to say about her other onstage collaborators. “I wanted to choose fun people. Nicki and M.I.A. are cool because they have youthful energy and I think they’re badasses in their own right. And LMFAO, to me they’re just pure joy and they crack me up,” she told Seacrest. “I love Cee Lo. I’ve always loved his voice. I feel like he’s somebody really up-and-coming. It was like a dream come true for me. I got to work with a lot of people that I wanted to work with.”



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55 Comments

  1. She

    It wasnt that damn bad America. Get over it.

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    tae Reply:

    @She, thank you!! Say that shit again.

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    Alsonfo Reply:

    @She, amen to that sista lol

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @She, Madonnas acting mad because someone stole her shine…thats it period. Im mad at how madonnas handiling this, she has done much worse!!!!

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    Joyams Reply:

    @She, i know right

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    B Reply:

    @She, fuck yes.

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    CITY Reply:

    @She, WOO..WOO.WOOO…NO DIS OLD BI*** DIDNT JUST SAY CEE-LO WAS UP AND CUMING….UH DUNGEON FAMILY!!!!! BEEN N DA GAME SINCE THE 90′S BUT HEY I GUESS ONLY US REAL A-TOWN N****S NO DAT. CEE-LO IS A LEGEND N DA SOUTH.

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    @SickOn_SWAGG Reply:

    @She, Co-Sign

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    Ice Reply:

    @She, TRUTH

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  2. Aza

    bad girls do it well

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  3. Angel

    GTFO Madonna with your peace loving shit. This is life bitch… shhhi…

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    She Reply:

    @Angel, co-sign

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  4. WonderLand19

    This is such an non-issue. Like people will spend tv and radio courage talking about this when syrian people are being killed. This works for Madonna because she can keep her name in the papers and sell her records. Ridiculous SMH

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  5. LOL

    Madonna needs to sit her overrated ass down. Her music of late requires almost no talent and hasn’t been good since the early 90′s.

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  6. Logic

    WTF is Madonna talking about….Cee-Lo is up and coming???? b*tch Cee-Lo is a southern legend..pay homage ho…and that furthermore shows me she knows nothing about who she collabs..her labeling just picking who hot and running with it…Nicki is sassy, M.I.A. is a bag girl, and Cee-Lo is EPIC. Imma need Madonna to take a seat now…smh

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    Logic Reply:

    @Logic, *label* ha!

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @Logic, Lmao Amen!! Ceelo been in the game for what like 15 years??!!

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    Joyams Reply:

    @Logic, up and coming hahaha jesus christ

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  7. Sean

    Madonna needs these younger artist in order to keep relevant and sell records. Bitch needs to get off her high horse, it aint the 80s anymore.

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  8. Carmen

    Celo is up and coming in the mainstream world. He’s just now starting to carve his own lane.

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  9. LOL

    Why are you guys so pressed? Either way MDNA is already breaking records whether you like it or not.

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    Carmen Reply:

    @LOL, I’ll never understand why they’re pressed. lol Madonna is a living legend and her album has already broken records a month BEFORE it’s released. Also she’s already sold out Yankee Stadium, among other STADIUMS. She needs no one to help her sell. LMAO

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  10. Skillz

    Fuck a middle finger, Madonna needs to apologize for calling Cee-Lo up and coming! That’s a bigger issue here!!!! RESPECT!

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  11. blah

    middle fingers aint shit. Madonna has been selling sex for almost 30 years now, talking bout its immature lool GTFO you hypocrite

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  12. true love

    MIA just wanted some attention and went about it the wrong way.

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  13. Redchainsaw

    M.I.A’s Middle Finger > Madonna

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  14. Kyle

    Man, Madonna didn’t hold back at all with that but I guess she’s right. But at the end of the day, I agree and believe that the middle finger wasn’t that big of a deal but people have to find something to nit-pick. People will get over it.

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  15. zania

    The reason why Madonna is upset is because she stole all her press, because the media focus on the negative finger gester, more than Madonna comeback.

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @zania, EXACTLY! LOL

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  16. Outspoken

    I mean…she did flip the bird in the video *shrugs shoulders*

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    Ikaryss Reply:

    @Outspoken, I KNOW how is she gonna say it’s irrelevant..

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  17. Audrey Hepburn

    Clearly Madonna is not only talentless, but STUPID to refer to Cee-Lo as “up-in-coming.”

    And speaking of “teenage, irrelevant things” to do… throwing shade at Janet, anyone? When this lame performance still managed to stir up some type of FCC drama. Also, Madonna copied the same drumline theme from Janet’s Superbowl performance. Smh. Madonna, return to your nursing home before you pass out. Lol.

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    Biscuits Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn,

    OMG YES TO THIS COMMENT!!! TRUTH!!!

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  18. MusicKING12

    People can strip and shake all types of body parts on TV, but yet people wanna flip when M.I.A. gives the finger?? When it comes to the legalities of the matter, okay then I understand why the certain people in position of power (TV networks) are mad, but to say she’s done this “horrible thing” is BS. Kids see and do far worse in school, even in elementary school, they also hear and see they’re parents do worse, so in MY opinion its no big deal. Also considering Madonna’s past she really should have nothing to say, I just think she’s trying to be politically correct by saying what the networks wanna hear …also if the people listen to M.I.A.’s verse her verse has attitude in it and her lyrics actually inspire a “badass” attitude, hence she got caught up with the energy etc and just gave the finger. America cries over the most trivial matters, its a whole lot worse going on.

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    mj Reply:

    @MusicKING12, I second this statement. hell I barely even noticed her flip the bird until after people made an issue over it

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  19. Neon

    I’m sorry, but I think the winner in this situation is M.I.A. for getting her big slice of media coverage.

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  20. ayeni99a

    madonna god dayum you 50. take a seat. mia bad girls video is better then anything madonna has ever done. LMAO….

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  21. Dylan

    Fuck madonna

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  22. Belafonte'

    omg cryyy, she just mad that mia got more attention then she did for the superbowl performance, she thought it was going to be her comeback performance or something

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  23. Triniti

    Really though, who cares about a damn middle finger when we’re AT WAR and IN A RECESSION?

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  24. nicegirl

    I didn’t even notice MIA with her middle finger. It’s just by media reports that I found out about it. People are just overreacting.

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  25. OldSchool

    People these days don’t know that the middle finger is a crude gesture. People think its hip to pose for a Facebook pic w/middle finger extended. People will flip you off on the road with little provocation. People in this country ain’t got no respect anymore and thats why the nation is in the shitter. All you people want to rip on Madonna for being old, tell you what, that “old” lady has sold more records for more years than MIA will in her wildest dreams. Madonna gave the young girl a break, invited her on stage, and she fucked it up. I don’t appreciate her flipping me the bird. If you can’t see why its not cool to throw an obscene gesture like that, then you don’t “get” it…All abou RESPECT

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    Pucci Reply:

    @OldSchool, No matter how many records Madonna has sold, it still doesn’t change the fact that Madonna has made a career out of being obscene & controversial. And that’s where the hypocracy comes into play, at least for me it does.

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    mj Reply:

    @OldSchool, and speaking of disrespect. the main reason the younger generation doesn’t see anything wrong with it is because compared to what we see everyday on television or in our households, this is like watching a disney cartoon. most of what young people do, we get it from home first from watching and listening to parents or what our parents let us have. but then, when we start doing the same things, everyone wants to easily blame Lil’ Wayne, M.I.A., Jay-Z, or other popular performers and actors without realizing the role that they play in it or realizing it and blaming other people as a way to absolve themselves of any real responsibility. quite frankly, parents need to regulate what they do in front of kids and what they let they’re kids listen to or watch, and explain what’s okay, what’s disrespectful. then kids and young adults won’t do it all the time like it was nothing. and to be quite honest about the whole situation, when i saw it for the first time i didn’t even notice it. and why everyone is jumping on Madonna here, is because we know her music whether we’ve listened to it or not, we know. so it was really hypocritical

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  26. TRA

    Fuck Madonna’s two-face opinion, Madonna is a fucking hypocrite and full of shit. If I am correct, the last time I checked, Madonna made controversial music videos in the 80s and 90s that had men having sex with men and women, and women having sex with men and women. Madonna also made controversial music videos that had sexual rape scenes like that music video where Madonna had sex with a black guy in church and got raped. Madonna caused another controversial moment when she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguleria at MTV Music Awards years ago; so Madonna is a two face hypocrite. Madonna just mad because M.I.A. got more attention with her middle finger than the new garbage music Madonna has just released. For Madonna to say Cee Lo is an up and coming artist comes to show you that some pop artists including Madonna don’t know shit about real hip hop music. Before Cee-Lo became famous with biased mainstream music fans, biased mainstream pop fans, and biased mainstream hip hop fans, Cee-Lo was part of the Dungeon family in the 90s when real underground hip hop was at its best. Even though Cee-Lo is doing great by himself and with Gnarls Barkley, hip hop fans always remember Cee-Lo from the Dungeon family era. Madonna needs to shut the fuck up because she has been known to do controversial things through her career. Young people wouldn’t even care about Madonna’s new music, if M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj wasn’t on her new song at all, and that’s the unbiased truth.

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  27. Lorraine

    Very attractive MIA! You are a classy woman! Cee-Lo may be EPIC in south but up and coming in other places in country so just deal. She didnt dis your momma!

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  28. 4real

    madonna is a funking hypocrite, old fart needs a seat. MIA all day

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  29. ok

    Don’t get me wrong it was unnecessary but got dam its not that big of a deal

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  30. Pucci

    Madonna, do you know what else was a teenage irrlevant thing to do??? Kiss Britney & Christina on stage at the VMAs all those years ago, I know its old but lets not forget Madonna you’ve done your fair share of antics as well.

    Secondly, it really wasn’t that serious.

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  31. Pucci

    Also Madonna, Cee-Lo has been doing music just as long as you have. Its just that ppl like you & alot of the mainstream music fans didn’t start paying attention to him until he made a mainstream record.

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  32. maya

    Madonna spent her whole career giving head and humping stages and she has the AUDACITY to come at M.I.A. for finger flipping? -____-

    she gets on my damn nerve and needs to stop trying to make a comeback.

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  33. maya

    Just like I didn’t notice Christina messing up the lyrics, I didn’t notice MIA’s finger UNTIL the media blows it out of proportion like they do everything else

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  34. JoshLoveRihanna

    @She IKR< they makin a BIG DEAL out of NOTHING!!!!

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  35. JoshLoveRihanna

    MADONNA MAKIN A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT…..Ummmm didn’t she stick up her middle finger in the Video???? Ok then #SITDOWN

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  36. @InfamousSirius

    hold on #PAUSE did she say Cee Lo was up & coming? I cant! Not today, maybe tomorrow or next week, but not today

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