After Madonna had promised there would be no wardrobe malfunctions, rapper M.I.A. decided to creat some buzz for herself as she flipped the bird to the camera when she joined the Queen Of Pop on stage for a performance of the new single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” during Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show on Sunday (February 5).
NBC, which was responsible for the broadcast of the event, released a statement to apologize for the rude gesture and explained that M.I.A. had not even attempted to pull that stunt during rehearsals.
“The NFL hired the talent and produced the halftime show,” NBC said in a statement. “Our system was late to obscure the inappropriate gesture and we apologize to our viewers.”
“The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans,” said spokesperson Brian McCarthy.
Madonna might be extremely upset with her guest star’s attitude, but she has not made a statement about the incident yet. M.I.A. basically stole the show. Instead of talking about Madonna’s incredible stamina and lip-synched performance, we are discussing M.I.A.’s flip.