Madonna: ‘MIA’s Super Bowl gesture was such a teenage thing to do’

Madge says the errant finger ruined the show's positive atmosphere

Madonna has criticised MIA for flipping the middle finger during her Super Bowl performance on Sunday (February 5).

MIA, who was performing with Madonna on her new single ‘Gimme All Your Luvin” alongside Nicki Minaj, held her middle finger up during a section of the track. You can see video footage of the incident by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Madonna admitted that she did not find out about the incident until after she’d left the stadium and added that she “wasn’t happy about it” as it had ruined the show’s positive atmosphere.

Speaking this morning (February 10) on KISS FM, Madonna gave her reaction to the incident, saying: “To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know about. I didn’t find out until I left. I found out about it in the elevator to get to the car and get to the airport. I wasn’t happy about it. I know it’s kind of punk rock and everything, but to me, there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, and it just seemed negative.”

She added: “It’s kind of a teenager irrelevant thing to do in one respect, but there was such a feeling of love and unity there so what was the point? It was just out of place.”

Madonna releases her new studio album ‘MDNA’ on March 26. It is her 12th studio effort and is the follow-up to her 2008 record ‘Hard Candy’.

Madonna will play two UK stadium shows next summer, performing at London’s Hyde Park on July 17 and Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on July 21.

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