Singer MIA Sued by the NFL

The league claims MIA breached her contract by showing her middle finger at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.
3:00 | 03/19/14

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(sndfx: Clapping) ?There's no place to Yo U know I won't give in? cc1 Test message bowl halftime show and more than 100 million watched it own now the league is suing her for $16 million. ABC's gio Benitez has the story. ? Reporter: This morninger rapper m.I.a.'s lawyers say the NFL is tackling her again with yet another blow over her 2012 super bowl halftime performance with Madonna where her finger was the star. In documents obtained overnight by ABC news, m.I.a.'s lawyers say the league is upping its claim against the singer from $1.5 million to more than 16 million. M.I.a. Tweeting two Madonna, ummm, can I borrow 16 million? They'd like to see M.I.A., you know, in bankruptcy court crying for mercy. It's not going to happen. Reporter: The NFL says M.I.A. Breached her contract by showing her middle finger during the super bowl broadcast. That she agreed to keep her performance consistent with the wholesomeness enjoyed by the NFL. In September, M.I.A. Fired back on youtube over the $1.5 million lawsuit. The NFL sayifine is completeliry kickless. Reporter: They said she flipped a birdie for publicity and now citing the complaint, her lawyers say the NFL is essentially billing her for TV time. On the theory that advertisers paid that much per minute. Since her performance the ftc has not filed any complaint over the M.I.A. Incident. M.I.a.'s legal team now pointing to other edgy halftime shows like Michael Jackson's 1993 performance and prince's 2007 performance where he broke his guitar and the Madonna dancers behind her in 2012 which m.I.a.'s lawyers compared to a strip club. There's been a history of our behavior during the halftime. They don't think it's St acceptable. Reporter: The league has no comment. For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news, New York.

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