feb 6

MIA Should Apologize for Something Else

Sasha thinks that MIA not should have apologized for flipping the bird. I guess, sure? But that seems a particularly red shade of herring. As someone wrote on my Facebook wall when I asked "What exactly was she trying to say by flipping you off?":

That at the last instant, after making the song, being in the video, going through gigantic rehearsals, meeting with execs from the NFL and NBC, and Madonna's handlers, she felt she had to do something, anything in reaction to the massive, moneyed, orchestrated alternate really bubble she'd already bought into a thousand times over leading up to that moment.

Or it's pure ego, and she wanted the attention.


can someone please photoshop a truffle fry onto her finger?

i really liked her -- as i know you did -- but she's devolving into self-parody.

posted by adm at 12:20 AM on February 7, 2012

Just like M.I.A. had to do something shocking a New Yorker writer had to defend it. Ridic.

There's no defense. Flipping the bird to 110 million Americans is moronic.

posted by Jason DeRusha at 12:30 AM on February 7, 2012

I should add that I loved Sasha's real-time review of the half-time show, which arrived online before the fourth quarter.

posted by Rex at 9:36 AM on February 7, 2012

The line she was singing when she flipped the bird was : "Ima say this onceyeah, I dont give a shit. --- Right?

Sorry, what's the question again?

posted by bernie at 11:07 PM on February 7, 2012

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