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M.I.A.

She'll Be Left Holding the Bag

If NBC Gets Fined

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

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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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151.

Jeanne    

She looks like Andre 3000 in drag! Maybe shes mad because she forgot her polaroid camera to take pics of Madonna. They should habve deported her as soon as she pull that highly unclassy move.

800 days ago
152.

AG    

Who in the world is this useless piece of elephant dung?
Never heard of her, maybe that is why she is MIA because she has been missing in action her whole life. Why don't you go back to Sri Lanka help your own suffering people instead of gesturing to the world your IQ. Watch her career if she has any spiral right down the toilet...

800 days ago
153.

mija    

What a tacky person she is. I never seen or heard of her until that night and she was with that whore Nicki, so her little friend isn't any better of a person. She knew exactly what she was doing. Since nobody could stand looking at her dog ugly face, she gave us a finger to look at instead.

800 days ago
154.

milehighjohn    

M.I.A., what does that stand for? "Missing" "In" "Action"?

Maybe that should read M.A.P. as in "Missing" "A" "Paycheck".

That half-time thing was a joke anyway. A guy bouncing on a slack rope? Madonna dressed like Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra? MIA flipping everyone off? What a joke. No telling how much was spent on that "creation".

Still think they should fine NBC for letting MIA flip everyone off. Got caught up in the moment? Dumb ass!

800 days ago
155.

Nichole     

What was even her point in flipping the bird?? As in who was it even directed to...seems like the one hit wonder is reaching out for some publicity. I can't wait to see how much her fine is!!!!

800 days ago
156.

cass    

She was just plain out retarded for that.
While she may think it makes her look like a 'bas-ass', it only in turn made her look like a 'jack-ass/dumb-ass'

800 days ago
157.

anon    

Most of the comments on here are a lot more offensive than a middle finger. It's 2012. Surely there are bigger things to be worrying about than a finger.

800 days ago
158.

Alexis    

MIA is a UK refugee who had to come there because her father was a suicide bombing mastermind with Tamil LTTE Twrrorist group in Sri Lanka. They have killed hundreds of thousands of people, monks, politicians including a President and Indian PM. She openly supports this group and spread lies for them. She is pure trash who disrespect America and human lives.

800 days ago
159.

char    

Hope MIA is fined to the max that can be allowed. If MIA hates this country and the people attending the super bowl as well as the 100 million American People watching on tv I say to MIA GET OUT DON"T LET THE BORDER HIT YOU IN THE A_S when you go.

800 days ago
160.

tlcmk    

Hope she gets a huge fine and is forced to go back to turning tricks.

800 days ago
161.

InstantMALE    

what a ****ing joke, get a life, who cares!

800 days ago
162.

Erik    

If you don't respect your audience, you haven't understood the first thing about being a performer. Fine and fire that punk.

800 days ago
163.

agold    

What a child. She's talentless. I don't know why Madonna chose this broad to begin with. She's lame. However, Madonna must be PISSED because rather than the focus of the show be on what Madonna did, it's now ALL ABOUT this idiot. Laugh.

800 days ago
164.

Bill    

Are people really pulling the righteous card on a performance?? Seriously folks, it was barely noticeable so relax on the fake outrage;)

For those of you with kids freaking out, be parents and explain to them that it's not appropriate to use such a remark and call it a day. Jees, you guys would blow a gasket if you knew what kids were doing at school. She usually plays fora more 21+ crowd so it's NBC's fault for thinking she was going to keep it Disney.

800 days ago
165.

Bill    

Are people really pulling the righteous card on a performance?? Seriously folks, it was barely noticeable so relax on the fake outrage;)

For those of you with kids freaking out, be parents and explain to them that it's not appropriate to use such a remark and call it a day. Jees, you guys would blow a gasket if you knew what kids were doing at school. She usually plays fora more 21+ crowd so it's NBC's fault for thinking she was going to keep it Disney.

800 days ago
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