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She'll Be Left Holding the Bag

If NBC Gets Fined

2/6/2012 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

M.I.A. will end up paying any fines imposed on NBC as a result of her finger wag during the Super Bowl halftime show ... sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ.

Our sources say ... the NFL has indemnified NBC ... because the NFL is responsible for the halftime content. 

But the NFL was smart, given the history of performers who wanted to do something shocking to get attention during the biggest TV event of the year. So we're told ... M.I.A. signed a contract with the NFL for the halftime performance, and in that contract M.I.A. agreed to indemnify the NFL for any money it might be forced to pay if the FCC comes down on the Peacock Network.

Remember, CBS was hit with a $550,000 FCC fine after Janet Jackson's famous wardrobe malfunction, but that fine was thrown out by a federal appeals court.

Sources tell us ... aside from the fact that the NFL doesn't want to pay a huge fine, the organization wants to send a message to performers -- don't you dare screw with us.

We don't know if the NFL got a similar indemnity clause from Madonna.


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Was her show based on Egyptian history?

988 days ago


What a tragic pig of a human being. I hope she gets a huge fine.

988 days ago

bring back recent posts    

...GOOD..what a loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...I feel bad for Madonna!..this twit is grabbing all the headlines!

988 days ago


About time they held these people responsible for their actions...the worst part is all the publicity she is getting because of this...

988 days ago


who the hell is she????

988 days ago


Who is this loser!! Never heard of her but she deserves to be fined for her classless act!!

988 days ago


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988 days ago


She deserves a fine!! Just made herself look even worse than if she showed her boobie!!! Never did like their music. Just another skank in the industry.

988 days ago

Bob Loblaw    

Perhaps whoever decided it was a good idea to sign MIA for a Superbowl show should share the fine. She was guaranteed to pull something based on her history of being "provocative." A 30-second Google search would tell you that.

988 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

Again, I do not support the U.S. Constitution-disrespecting
-and decpetive- NFL nor their Corporate-partners.
Many have told me all about yesterday's big "event":
The Choreography and performers, were well executed.
The timing was impeccable, and the supporting cast were uniform. Yes, ANOTHER great production!
But, the half-time show, was lousy.
An audience of TENS of MILLIONS, and the BEST you can do,
is give them the finger?? Ah, thank-you BONO for sharing this stunning "talent".

Roger Goodell and partners: You just been SERVED notice.
Can you say USFL...the leagure of the future, crooks.

The American REVELATION(3:7) is NOW, The Kingdom strikes BACK.
Psalm2_012 is NOW, The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA, reigns!

988 days ago


Slam this Idiot! Way to show some class MIA... You can't even watch the Superbowl with your family anymore without some self righteous moron slinging vulgar language whipping out body parts or flipping the bird. Its ridiculous.

988 days ago


I hope she gets fined millions

988 days ago


Haven't you heard? Well bird, bird bird is the word.

988 days ago


She'll always be ugly, that's her biggest fine.

988 days ago


Dirty stupid, Tramp

988 days ago
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