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MIA wants to borrow $16 million from Madonna over NFL middle finger fine

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Remember when MIA performed with Madonna during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012 and she decided it’d be super fun to give the middle finger, because she’s 12 and ~a ToTaL rEbEl~? Well, that little stunt is going to cost her $16 million, which – let’s be honest – homegirl clearly does not have.

Here’s the deal: the NFL is apparently suing MIA for breaching her performance contract and wants an extra $15.1m in restitution on top of the original $1.5m it’s been seeking for the past two years. I guess the $15 million is what advertisers would have paid during that performance slot? Not sure how that’s got anything to do with MIA since they wouldn’t have advertised during a halftime show, right?

Anyway, LOL to this:



And here’s a bit more of what’s going on via The Hollywood Reporter:

“The claim for restitution lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic,” say M.I.A.’s response papers, filed on Friday.

The music superstar tells the arbitrator that the “continued pursuit of this proceeding is transparently an exercise by the NFL intended solely to bully and make an example of Respondents for daring to challenge NFL.”

Wow, what a massive mess.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • OH WOW HAHAHA
    I reeeeeally don’t want to sound like a crazy feminist here, but SIX-TEEN MILLION GODDAMN DOLLARS
    BECAUSE SHE PUT HER FINGER UP
    no but for real. what do you honestly think would have happened if a dude did it? I’m curious.

    I can’t even. soooooooooo muuuuuuuch fuckery.

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