Posted in music on February 6, 2012

MIA

I don't understand why people still care about a finger, but EW says:

During the Super Bowl half-time show, singer M.I.A. flipped off millions of viewers during TV's most-watched telecast of the year. She made the obscene gesture during a performance of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin.'" M.I.A. also seemed to say an expletive ("I don't give a s***"), but it wasn't really audible.

NBC and the NFL issued dueling press statements. First, the network released an apology and called the moment a "spontaneous gesture" -- a phrase that might go down in history alongside "wardrobe malfunction." "We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime," the network said. "It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late."

The NFL issued a statement blaming NBC's monitoring system and condemning the incident. "There was a failure in NBC's delay system," the NFL said. "The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans."

M.I.A. is such a "bad girl"! Video of the "incident" below...

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Comments (73)

I liked the Richard Simmons trapeze dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:14 AM

I would not have noticed the middle finger AT ALL if not for these official apologies...

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:20 AM

so much hotter than lana del ray

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:21 AM

The only people who watch halftime are women and fags pretending they like football because the day is an event, so I couldn't care less. Leave the little no talent brown cumslut alone, I say.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:26 AM

1:26a

You deserve to be known.

Posted by I wish you weren't anonymous(!) | February 6, 2012 1:59 AM

Wow, a middle finger on TV. Behaving like a seven year old. What a rebel. Now some put these three rich messes on a plane and crash it into the ocean, as soon as possible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 5:06 AM

I thought the 'inappropriate gesture' was her volunteering to be on a Madonna track that requires her to dress like a cheerleader. Guess I was wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:33 AM

She was probably just angry cause there were no truffle fries in the green room.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:34 AM

That's what you get for casting a entitled, spoiled child of tyrants who obviously cares about nothing other than her phony image. Go back to blowing white dudes, at least they produced good tracks for you to karaoke over, you cow.

Posted by Unanymous | February 6, 2012 7:48 AM

i hope they didn't pay her.. I mean she is so punk so she wouldn't care right ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:55 AM

She's not big enough to the general masses so nobody will give a shit about this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 8:00 AM

Cheap shot from a cheap ho.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 8:10 AM

The "shit" was more noticeable than the finger at the time.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 8:29 AM

"I would not have noticed the middle finger AT ALL if not for these official apologies..."


No shit. I must've been away from the screen at the time the Janet Jackson incident (which I'm kinda surprised hasn't been mentioned, even 13 comments in) happened, because that's how I felt that last time as well.


I also agree with 1:26 and 8:00.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:04 AM

The music and talent was way more offensive than any gestures.Seriously,just let fucking Josh Grobin sing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:23 AM

I would SOOOOOOO do her

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:40 AM

Fave comments: 7:33, 7:55, 1:14,7:48
Nothing to add, it's all been said

Posted by Sunkull | February 6, 2012 9:45 AM

Murder in a Foreign Place

Posted by J | February 6, 2012 9:55 AM

Who cares? This chick needs every gimmick she can get to stay "relevant."

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:03 AM

so planned it's a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:07 AM

Why is the Superbowl even being discussed on this page? Football is one of the biggest homophobic/bro/frat boy sports out there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:27 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:28 AM

I agree with every one of these postings.

You're welcome, everybody.

Posted by a guy that just wants to be liked by everyone. | February 6, 2012 10:29 AM

10:27 got shoved into lockers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:31 AM

You beat me to it, 10:27. Lol.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:34 AM

that MIA is such a gangsta

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:38 AM

"Football is one of the biggest homophobic/bro/frat boy sports out there."

As is the the appeal of the majority of music discussed on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:42 AM

Next years Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Spind Doctor's with Lana Del Rey and Sleigh Bells

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | February 6, 2012 10:43 AM

Kinda surprised that there aren't more responses like 10:27's, given the typical BV demographic.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 10:54 AM

^ nice bait, faggot

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:04 AM

Middle finger... SOOOO offensive. For shame!
Just to be safe... everyone on TV should be required to wear mittens. Just in case...

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:09 AM

STUPID HOE

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:27 AM

10:27- get over yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:29 AM

Let's give credit to Liz Phair for laying the groundwork for this tremendous artist

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 11:35 AM

I'm giving you all the middle finger right now

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:13 PM

once again, intelligence shines on bv

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:28 PM

^ case in point.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:31 PM

10:54 (who might also be 12:31?): I don't like it either, it was just an observation. But how about you grow up and not resort to knee-jerk reactions especially since you can't even understand the comments you're reading.


I realize this won't quell the hostility on here, but unsurprisingly people here are really crabby. Not me though, merely annoyed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:35 PM

Madonna .... 8=D
Nicki Minaj ... 8==D
MIA ... 8====D~'~,~
Kelly Clarkson ... 8==========D~'~,~'~,~'~,~'~,~'~,~'~

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:42 PM

8====D ~'~,'~,'~,'~,~ (*_*)

^JZ's head.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:57 PM

^ Tom Brady's head!
BWAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 12:58 PM

I'm just focusing on those hot chicks doing those back arches behind her. Yum!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:03 PM

ELI MANNING IS GONNA BE AT CARNEGIE TONIGHT DANCING ONSTAGE WITH SHAWN CARTER

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:06 PM

this is worse than 911. a national tragedy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:07 PM

JAY Z A BITCH YO

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:11 PM

Desperate...but it gets her publicity.

Funny how publicity sells more records than talent these days.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:16 PM

Yeah - its really punk to be some pastie-clad background dancer in a madonna lipsync showcase of greatest hits. What a loser.

Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:18 PM

publicity earns you more money than record sales, both now and decades ago. live performances are where they get the $

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:23 PM

Did that NYT profile on her manage to turn the tables so dramatically in the alt public opinion regarding MIA? 5+ years ago, you were all on her jock you phony fucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:34 PM

Can't wait to hear what Liz Phair has to say about MIA

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 1:58 PM

lol liz phair lol member me? member me? lol guyville member me lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:17 PM

How is it that I can't post a link to a music blog here but faggot and cumslut doesn't get censored? Bbg, klaus and everyone hostng this site - at some point you DO become responsible for the content on these comment boards.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:18 PM

Jesus christ, I know BKV comments can be bad but this takes the cake. Very disappointed in this site, you guys make it harder and harder for female readers to stay. Really, "cumslut"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 2:30 PM

Do you really enjoy hanging around the bv comments section? Seriously? Like you wanna try hard to stay here to read the enlightening comments? lol

Posted by You suck | February 6, 2012 2:35 PM

oh jeez! i'm a girl and i think 'cumslut' is fucking funny. lighten' up feminist

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 3:07 PM

Personally I'm a hummusslut. I'll do almost anything for some good phyto-nutrients.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 3:24 PM

I'm starting to whittle down BV commenters to literally five types of people:

1. Extremely racist/sexist guy who calls everyone black/brown/yellow and all women cumsluts/whores/jizzrags

2. Hummus joke guy

3. The Trollbaiter

4. Genuine music lover

5. The innocent bystander

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 5:11 PM

I hate me some darkies and wimmenz, but I also love music and the magic of phytonutrients, so I find myself wondering where I belong in this genius's really insightful database of BV types.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 6:43 PM

Much ado about nothing. in the context of the "performance" the finger flip worked. prior to the finger she flashed her bikini clad crotch- so basically she's saying 'you want my cold hearted pussy? fuck you you're not gonna get it'. it's like a guy telling someone to fuck off by saying 'suck my dick'. it's a goof, it's juvenile, but offensive to anyone? gimme a break.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:26 PM

Is that cumslut Polachek behind these comments?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:27 PM

^yeah Polachek or that faggot Colin P. Fitz

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:36 PM

Speaking of cumsluts,does anyone know any real true pretty cumsluts they can hook me up with. Cause seriously these days it is not easy to find a girl who really adores cum. Like having it squirted all over her face or swallowing every last drop. Seems lots of girls these days are "ciumphobic" And no this is not just for me. I have asked other dudes,
Feel free to just post email, facebook, twitters etc.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 7:54 PM

754

Yeah, your mother except she's not all that pretty, but she loves cock and loves cum.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 8:08 PM

Anonymous mother jokes to anonymous people are hilarious. Nicely done!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 8:26 PM

Lady Gag would have never done this!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:34 PM

"Anonymous mother jokes to anonymous people are hilarious. Nicely done"

And when you say hilarious you mean lame, unoriginal and so not funny. Yes i agree.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 9:43 PM

Hey 7:54 & 8:08 - Isn't your winter break over yet? Don't you have homework to do?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:29 AM

^ Oh you got a ZING in there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 8:52 AM

8:52 really nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 9:14 AM

8:29 really zinged it

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 1:02 PM

Did anyone know who she was before this happened? I had never heard of her.

Posted by Steve | February 12, 2012 10:44 PM

^ Oh you got a ZING in there.

Posted by Dubizzle | February 28, 2012 7:56 AM

nice of them to say sorry

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 4:49 PM

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