M.I.A. could end up paying much more for flipping off television viewers tuned in to this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
Sources tell TMZ.com that the rapper stands to pay any fines imposed on NBC as a result of her giving sports fans the finger while taking the stage with Madonna and Nicki Minaj during the halftime show. M.I.A. was on hand during Madonna’s set to perform her part of the Material Girl’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.”
In light of surprising performances in years past, the NFL protected itself against future harm by having M.I.A. and others sign a contract with them for the performance. In the contract, the rapstress agreed to indemnify the NFL for any money it might be forced to pay if the FCC comes down on NBC.