Pro football knows how to play hardball. The NFL has opted to apply the screws to M.I.A., who made a guest appearance during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis — and who fired off an unscripted middle finger to someone/anyone/everyone/no one. In 2012, the league filed an arbitration claim against M.I.A., seeking…
Two years ago, Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. stirred up what was really only a minor controversy (at least on the Janet Jackson boob scale) by very quickly flashing a middle finger during her appearance as part of Madonna's halftime show at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. The NFL was pissed, as it had every right […]
The NFL is seeking $16.6 million from performer M.I.A. for flashing her middle finger during the Super Bowl XLVI haltime show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The National Football League wants M.I.A. to pay up in a big way. The 38-year-old rapper famously took the stage at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in 2012, making waves when she held out her middle finger to the crowd. In new documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the NFL is requesting $16.6 million from M.I.A. Show More Summary
The New York Giants seem to have hit a wall since their Super Bowl XLVI victory, having missed the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. One of the key members of their championship-contending nucleus has been defensive end Justin...Show More Summary
After the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI, it seemed Tom Coughlin had earned himself a lifetime membership as the team's head coach. But nothing is forever, especially in this league. It was revealed at the NFL Scouting Combine,Show More Summary
Thursday’s women’s hockey Olympic gold medal game between Team USA and Canada is now the most-streamed event in the history of NBC Sports Digital, excluding Super Bowl XLVI.
This is stunning. With a 43-8 blowout and a game over in the first half, there seemed to be no chance that Super Bowl XLVIII would break Super Bowl XLVI's viewership record of 111.3 million people. Instead, people stayed to watch and...Show More Summary
SOCHI, Russia — In 2012, an unlikely group rolled up to the Super Bowl in XLVI in Indianapolis. While everyone else in the stadium was glued to the action on the field, David Rubincam and a gaggle of Russian officials were more interested in the...
Wes Welker has caught 841 passes in his NFL career, plus another 79 in the postseason, and yet one of his most memorable plays was a pass he failed to catch. That pass, a costly drop late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI, a game the Patriots would go on to lose to…
The Super Bowl is arguably America's most cherished sports event for a multitude of reasons. One of the fun side effects of the two-week hoopla is the plethora of prop bets that emerge. The full list of prop bets for Super Bowl XLVIII...Show More Summary
The NFL has been quietly suing rapper M.I.A. because she flipped off the cameras during her live performance with Madonna at Super Bowl XLVI, and the league is demanding that she pay $1.5 million (which will go to charities) and offer up a public apology. Show More Summary
(NEW YORK) — M.I.A. said she’s been subjected to a year and a half of legal harassment by the NFL since she extended a middle finger while performing alongside Madonna at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in 2012. About a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL took action with the American Arbitration Association, demanding $1.5 million from M.I.A. Show More Summary
M.I.A. cause quite the kerfuffle when she flipped the bird to almost 167 million viewers during Madonna’s shimmery half-time show at Super Bowl XLVI, but we kind of figured that buzz had all died down. Apparently, not so. The activist/singer/fashionista...Show More Summary
For those of you with a long memory, you may remember when rapper M.I.A. flipped the middle finger and mouthed “I don’t give a sh--” during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime performance with Madonna. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the NFL has been engaged in a lawsuit with the rapper for the last 18 months. Show More Summary
Do you remember Super Bowl XLVI and in particular the halftime show? The NFL does. You can bet singer-rapper M.I.A. does too. As an estimated 114 million people were watching her and Madonna perform, M.I.A. flipped the middle finger to one of the biggest audiences in television history. Show More Summary
It was over a year and a half ago that M.I.A. mouthed the line "I don't gave a shit" and gave the finger to the crowd at Super Bowl XLVI, but the singer and the National Football League are still entrenched in a hefty legal battle over the supposed obscenity.
While most people will forever remember Super Bowl XLVI as that time that the New England Patriots still couldn’t beat the New York Giants, a few people out there still might talk about it as that time that rapper M.I.A. flipped off the camera and mouthed “I don’t give a sht.” Actually, those people do exist and they’re lawyers, because the NFL and M.I.A.
In the aftermath of a Super Bowl XLVI halftime show that included M.I.A. doing her best Bud Adams impersonation for the cameras, the NFL suggested that legal action could be taken. And it was. Quietly. But aggressively. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the NFL filed a claim for arbitration in March 2012, seeking payment in…
Here it is Valentine’s Day, nine days after my beloved New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI, and there are two things about the game I still can’t shake. One is my general sense of euphoria, especially...Show More Summary