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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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166.

mfoutouhi    

Such a huge piece of trash.

967 days ago
167.

Diane    

Does M I A stand for "My Idiotic Antics?"

967 days ago
168.

kathy40    

@154.Artofwar

You are so right, most "younger people" on here don't know, but it's the same Madonna who started this kind of vulgarity in the 80's. First she was critized, then everyone including the "bible readers" accepted her and it spread out on MTV. MIA stuck UP her middle finger, Madonna stuck hers in her pants, the took it out and licked it. This happened during her Sticky 'n Sweet Tour. Nowadays people are in AWE of Madonna like she is the REAL Madonna with Child. Bunch of hypocrites, LIVE AND FORGET!
And in NO WAY her performance was better than Michael Jackson's. MJ pulled off it with just a few dancers and he DANCED too. Madonna needed a whole ROMAN ARMY and fabulous dancers to cover up the fact than SHE can't dance. Celo was singing live, Madonna was lipsinching. Young Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. were hired to make Madonna look younger.
And last but not least the Cirque du Soleil artists. GIRL'S JUST TRYING TO PICK A GRAIN of MICHAEL JACKSON: The Immortal Tour. Very smart!!

967 days ago
169.

Sara    

When you're denied access to a country because you're dad's minority are considered terrorist what do you do? You give them the finger when the whole country is watching. M.I.A. For The Win!

967 days ago
170.

Casey    

If you've never heard of MIA you're old...

967 days ago
171.

Combichrist     

brad: 15 hours ago
"I was hoping she did "Ray of Light" though. I think the keyboards and beat on that song are really cool. It's a modern, futuristic sounding song..."

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That "modern, futuristic sounding song" is called Electronica and it's been around since the late '70s. Bands like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Joy Division/New Order, Depeche Mode, Information Society, et. al. paved the way for the synth-laden genre and it's subgenres Synth-Pop and Industrial/Aggro-Tech (the latter, nods goes to Art of Noise, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, et. al.).

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Ray of Light album was brilliantly produced by William Orbit. It's a part of my "must have" list of albums.

967 days ago
172.

shar    

Trash... to get a gig like this and be so disrespectful. Why do people waste money on low life people like this. Certainly not because of talent..

967 days ago
173.

Dennis Johnson    

Come on people it was very clear that the kid had no talent and she had to do something to make her fans think she number 1 in the HOOD.Sorry it is the Aquateen Hunger Force that is number 1 in the HOOD.

967 days ago
174.

haterhatin    

What's with all the venom? You are all so full of hate for this woman...for what? A finger?

Honestly people. There are starving children in Africa...and Detriot. Gain some f*ckin perspective.

967 days ago
175.

Bill    

That is one ugly woman....is that a woman?

967 days ago
176.

betterdaysahead    

I just hope it doesn't reflect on Madonna she did a great job! How did this nobody even get a chance to perform at an American show like this?

967 days ago
177.

Ketielynn    

As it should be. SHE should have to pay!

967 days ago
178.

kitty    

what a low life , no pride in herself then that is the way them ppl are dumb rappers

967 days ago
179.

MIA sucks    

This lady is a whore in every sense of the word

967 days ago
180.

dd    

Ha, that's great send that loser bitch back across the ocean with a big fat bill!

967 days ago
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