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Madonna says M.I.A.'s obscene gesture messed up Super Bowl halftime show vibe
NEW YORK (AP) ' Madonna says she's not happy that M.I.A. made an obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Madonna said on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Friday that the gesture was pointless and "seemed out of place." The British hip-hop artist, invited by Madonna to participate in Sunday's halftime show in front of 114 million people, extended her middle finger to the camera.
Madonna said that "I understand it's kind of punk rock and everything but to me, there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, it seemed negative." She said it was something a teenager would do.
The singer said she didn't learn what M.I.A. had done until someone told her after the show.