Madonna shared her feelings on the whole M.I.A. flippin’ the bird stunt during her Super Bowl halftime show performance on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning. Madonna says that the whole thing was a bit immature:
“I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it.”
“I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity, it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager … irrelevant thing to do … there was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”
I have to say I agree with Madonna. It was an incredible opportunity for any artist to be included in that event and what M.I.A. did wasn’t very respectful, in my humble opinion.
Madonna did say that M.I.A. apologized for her actions.