Madonna: Not happy about M.I.A.’s gesture

The British hip-hop artist M.I.A. has apologized to Madonna for

making an obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show,

Madonna’s spokeswoman said.

Madonna said in radio interviews on Friday that she had no idea

M.I.A. would extend her middle finger during the performance in

front of 114 million people, according to Madonna’s spokeswoman,

Liz Rosenberg. The singer didn’t find out about it until after the


”I wasn’t happy about it,” Madonna told Ryan Seacrest in one

interview. ”I understand it’s kind of punk rock and everything,

but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy and

positivity, it seemed negative.”

She said it was like something a teenager would do.

”It seemed out of place,” she said.

Madonna forgave her, and thought M.I.A. just got caught up in

the moment, Rosenberg said. Madonna said she remains a fan of the

”Paper Planes” rapper and said she doesn’t want it to spoil what

was one of the biggest moments in Madonna’s life.