Since her record breaking showing during this year’s Super Bowl halftime, Madonna has been fairly quiet about the controversy surrounding rapper M.I.A., who flipped the camera off while the two shared the stage with Nicki Minaj to perform “Give Me All Your Luvin’”.
But today, she called into On Air with Ryan Seacrest to discuss her performance, which also featured artists LMFAO and Cee Lo Green.
Commenting for the first time on M.I.A.’s stunt, Madonna said she had no idea about it until after the show and called the gesture “teenager” and “irrelevant.”
“I had no idea… When I left, I found out about it in the elevator on my way to go to the car to go to the airport. I was really surprised. I didn’t’ know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. To me, there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, it seemed negative.
“It’s like such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do, in one respect. But on the other hand, there was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”
NBC and the NFL apologized immediately after the incident, which was caught on camera and broadcast to the 110 million viewers watching.
As part of the contract she signed in order to perform, M.I.A. will be have to come out of her own pocket if the FCC decides to fine either NBC or the NFL for her actions.