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M.I.A. flashes middle finger during Super Bowl halftime show

By Marc A. Greenberg

What’s a Super Bowl halftime show without the controversy?

This year, during Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, guest singer M.I.A. gave the camera the middle finger.

The gesture, accompanied by an expletive, came during a performance of Madonna’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin.”‘ At the end of  her lines, M.I.A. appeared to sing “I don’t give a (expletive).”

Eight years ago it was Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe  malfunction.” The brief display of Jackson’s nipple during  the 2004 halftime show caused trouble for CBS with the Federal Communications Commission.

The Super Bowl, shown on NBC this year, is seen by more than 100  million people, the biggest TV event of the year.

In case you missed it, here’s the clip of M.I.A.