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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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121.

carla    

she is a gross idiot
my son was watching , dumb beatch

907 days ago
122.

Poopey Poopstein    

Thank you Mia for helping to reinforce the negative image that people have about blacks and their "hip hop" crap. You can't put an animal like her on stage and expect it to behave now can you? A trained gorilla is one step higher on the behavior scale than black people.

907 days ago
123.

Divorce    

A fine example of "Shock in marketing". Search Google for "Shock in marketing". People with little talent do this to gain attention. She should be fined millions and no one should invite her in any USA media anymore.

907 days ago
124.

Raejean    

This is what they do in lieu of talent...they show their *ss. Or maybe someone just asked her I.Q.

907 days ago
125.

irishjess    

EVERY performer remembers nipplegate(Janet/Justin) a few years ago and how the networks are now fined for this crap and she didn't care... Wonder if she cares now that she has to pay? Idiot... I get that she hasn't had a hit in a couple of years but giving the public the finger is not good publicity... I doubt they'll ask her to do anything of this caliber again... Hell they may even ban her...

907 days ago
126.

Telma    

This stuff is planned!! Who is this woman, and who cares
about her...the continuing saga of how to keep Americans
dumb.

907 days ago
127.

A Camel Spider    

Guess I'm old...totally missed the live finger fcku by Madonna's supporting cast member, even on the 50" flat screen. Enjoyed the razzle-dazzle performance of the legendary headliner, as did everyone in the living room from age 10 to 80+. "Now, she's an entertainer!" escaped the lips from one of the oldest ladies in the room. It certainly wasn't a sophisticated career move to upstage Madonna's squeaky clean extravaganza with a prank--particularly, since the megastar incorporated substantial USA black music culture into her well overdue Super Bowl half-time theatre. Remember, Miss Jackson's stellar career tanked after her malfunction and never recovered. If she isn't already, M.I.A. =WILL BE=, Missing In Action from the scene, and deservedly so. I would pay good money to witness her tongue-lashing from M/Angelou.

907 days ago
128.

sirays    

Who the hell is this and what the hell is she wearing? Giving the finger is her claim to fame? She must be so proud!!

907 days ago
129.

Nvts    

W.H.O. ????

907 days ago
130.

Lisa    

Don't know who she is and by all means, fine the psychopath!!

907 days ago
131.

Pudding Tang    

she's the spitting image of Cleopatra fer shur... a beautiful human being

907 days ago
132.

Pudding Tang    

i didn't see anything

907 days ago
133.

LADrive    

Never heard of this moron before. Just another example of the worthless, selfish garbage that is being promoted as "artist" these days. Hopefully this will be the end of her.

907 days ago
134.

mediahead    

I guessed she had to do something to create a buzz for her lame career.

907 days ago
135.

Tayzilla    

Yet no one notices the seven girls in the shot that have their crotches pointed in the air.

907 days ago
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