Suppose now we know who that middle finger was intended for!
The mystery behind just who M.I.A’s Super Bowl flip-off was aimed at has deepened as it’s emerged that the London-born rapper has split from her longtime fiance. M.I.A. is officially dunzo with Benjamin Bronfman, the father of her 3-year-old son.
Yep, getting dumped well certainly make you send out a giant “Eff U” to the world. Perhaps we should color ourselves lucky that she didn’t add an “Up Yours” for good measure.
Even with 100 million pairs of eyeballs fixed firmly on the screen, Sri Lankan femcee M.I.A. wasn’t too bashful to send out a foul-fingered salute during Sunday’s Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime Show, live from Indianapolis.
The Material Girl has tapped femcees M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj to appear as featured artists on the first single off of her upcoming 12th studio album. The still-untitled disc will be Madonna’s first LP since her 2008 release, Hard Candy. The trio’ll reportedly debut the DJ Marin Solveig-produced song, entitled “Give Me All Your Love,” during Madonna’s Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show performance at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.
Madge, who fought off competition from pop rival Lady Gaga to nab the coveted Halftime spot, will reportedly perform five tracks, including the new single, at next year’s big game.
Just days after the death of Grammy winner Amy Winehouse, “Paper Planes” star M.I.A. has joined the brigade of stars (Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett, Usher, U2, James Blunt, and Rufus Wainwright) releasing tributes to the troubled Brit. On Monday, M.I.A. unveiled an Amy tribute song titled “27,” complete with lyrics about blowing money on drugs, failed rehab visits, and drinking yourself into a stupor.