Madonna half time: Madge addresses M.I.A.'s middle finger moment
Since we’re fast approaching the one-week anniversary of Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show, it might be good to take some time to reflect on the events that transpired on that fateful evening — namely M.I.A.’s finger flash.
Madonna herself kicked things off this morning during her radio chat with Ryan Seacrest, her first interview since the big game.
While most people with Internet connections have already chipped in their two cents on Fingergate, Madge had stayed silent on M.I.A.’s “sneaky move” (Seacrest’s words), instead focusing on the promotional cycle for her upcoming album MDNA (out March 26).
“I was really surprised,” she admitted on On Air With Ryan Seacrest. “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,” continued Madonna, who ended her performance with a lit-up message touting world peace. “It seemed negative.”
“It’s such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do,” the “Gimme All Your Luvin'” singer added. “There was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”
Speaking of irrelevant things to do, there’s been much chatter over whether or not Britney Spears would have a guest appearance on Madonna’s next single, “Girls Gone Wild,” so the pop icon also settled the score on that matter.
”No,” she confirmed. “It’s just little ol’ me.”
Which is just fine with us, but what about you guys? Were you hoping for a Madonna-Britney moment this year? And do you feel like Madonna’s reacting appropriately to M.I.A.’s stunt? As always, let us know.
Update: On a separate radio interview with Carson Daly this morning, Madonna says that M.I.A. in fact regrets the whole episode, and even told Madge she’s sorry:
“She has [apologized]. I know she feels bad… I accept her apology, but you know, I think she still has her head in the sand right now. I’m not sure.”