Transcript for NFL Sues M.IA. for Halftime Show Contract Breech
Super Bowl showdown over the big games and blockbuster halftime -- NFL and now she's suing rapper MIA. Who performed with Madonna at the 2012 game. I know what they say it wasn't -- gesture but instead of issue an apology. MIA is fighting back ABC Cecilia -- has the story. That girl MIA may not have been a household name when she shares the stage with Madonna during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. But -- one fingered salute to the more than 111. Million viewers watching at home. Put her at the center of a firestorm of current. -- now a year and a half later. MIA is going head to head with the NFL. Which says that 12 gesture should cost her one and a half million dollars the end say it's completely. Rejected -- In this newly posted video MIA lashes out at the league for claiming her now famous finger was a breach of contract. Not only should she issue a public apology and -- says she also has to pay -- And -- through. Massive waste the time of a massive waste of money MIA argues that the Heisman -- cheerleaders dancing in the background Madonna and making the non. We're all -- more provocative than come middle finger. Unlike in the case of this famous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction the FCC never issued any -- in MIAs finger flashing. But the NFL he's going after her. Saying she signed a contract agreeing to keep her performance consistent with the wholesomeness enjoyed by DN FL. In legal documents obtained by ABC news. The NFL says she did it for publicity and that MIA's action cause substantial injury to the NFL brand and reputation. Fifteen million dollar question is really why is the NFL pursuing this -- thing that really. Strikes me is that that's an issue of pride. Her lawyer issued this statement to ABC saying. Yes we will win at trial and -- more important court of public opinion. This morning the finger pointing goes on. For Good Morning America Cecilia Vega ABC news Los Angeles.
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