Madonna gave the performance of…erm…a lifetime on Sunday, spending twelve minutes thrusting and gyrating on stage as she performed a medley of hits for the Super Bowl halftime show, but it didn’t all go quite to plan.
One of the songs in the performance was her new single Gimme All Your Luvin, featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, during which M.I.A stuck up her middle finger, forcing NBC to apologise to viewers and pissing off Madonna in the process.
Apparently she had no idea the Bad Girls star was going to pull this stunt.
A source told The Sun:
Madonna wasn’t impressed. She prides herself on professionalism. MIA did nothing similar in rehearsals. Nobody knew she was going to pull this stunt. Madonna wanted to put on a world-beating performance. But everyone ended up talking about this girl’s middle finger.
Lighten up Madge, you should have thought of it first!