The Queen of Pop is unsurprisingly unhappy that M.I.A. stole her thunder by flipping off America during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show. Madonna called into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” today to publicly share her thoughts on the controversy.
“I was really surprised,” she said. “I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager … irrelevant thing to do … there was such a feeling of love and unity there what was the point? It was just out of place.”
It remains to be seen if the FCC will fine NBC for M.I.A.’s stunt. After Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl exposure, the FCC increased the fine for each indecent act to $325,000, which means that M.I.A.’s combined expletive and middle finger could cost as much as $650,000.