In case you missed it, on Sunday night the musical artist M.I.A. flipped off the world. It was a simple gesture, just the raising of the middle finger on her left hand while she shared the stage with the one and only Madonna. But in highlighted that dastardly digit, she angered and amused many. Big wigs of NBC had to apologize, morning shows hosts played pundits on the topic, and Twitter? Well Twitter went off.
It was a apt action for M.I.A. (Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam), a second generation rebel. Her father was reportedly affiliated with the Tamil Tigers – a rebel group in their native Sri Lanka. But M.I.A. doesn’t brandish guns or amo, she rebels in more subtle (and sellable) ways: through her music, her fashion and through her actions – such as flipping off the Superbowl audience.
Oh and her new single? It’s called “Bad Girls.”
Here are some of the things people are saying about M.I.A. in the aftermath of her now infamous act:nggallery id=’117345′
Images: Via Twitter