As NFL fans celebrated the New York Giants second Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, the game's halftime show has been the subject of controversy. While performing alongside pop icon Madonna, M.I.A. British rapper M.I.A. flashed an obscene gesture.
M.I.A., Madonna and Nicki Minaj performed Madonna's hit "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" and at the end of her verse,. M.I.A., extended her middle finger.
"We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime. It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late." NBC spokesperson Christopher McCloskey said in a written statement.