Tammy Jones Gibbs talks about the ongoing feud between rapper M.I.A. and the NFL.
The dispute started when M.I.A. made a supposed offensive gesture during the broadcast of the Super Bowl, for which she was fined $1.5 million, a sum that was recently increased to $15 million. The NFL is now seeking “what advertisers would have paid in the two-minute appearance” during Madonna’s halftime show performance. M.I.A. is apparently reaching out to Madonna for help with the fine, and has criticized the NFL for singling her out while other performers have made similar transgressions.
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