It’s not often that Madonna is upstaged. And one wouldn’t have expected it from yesterdays phenomenal halftime show during the 2012 Super Bowl. But bad girl of electro pop M.I.A. seems to have managed it when her obscene gestured was televised life to the nation.
Madonna was joined by several big names, including The Voice mentor Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. for the half-time entertainment at the Superbowl football game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
Before her performance, Madonna had promised there would be no wardrobe malfunctions like viewers experienced during Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl show. But M.I.A. made sure she gave viewers something even more controversial to buzz about.
In what was largely a family-friendly show there was a brief moment when M.I.A. lowered the tone and upped the ante.
In the new video for Give Me All Your Luvin, M.I.A turns her hand into a gun shape during the bleeped out line, “I don’t give a s___” but during the live performance she went one step further.
Watch the brief video below and you will see the singer flip the bird to the 190 million viewers. Some people gave her the benefit of the doubt, saying she raised her index finger. Sadly not.
NBC’s time delay system didn’t catch the blooper in time and so M.I.A. flipping the bird was broadcast live to the 2012 Super Bowl audience.
NBC were quick to apologize.