M.I.A. Didn’t Need Finger To Stand Out

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Posted February 6, 2012 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
PROOF THAT M.I.A. HAS MORE THAN ONE FINGER.

PROOF THAT M.I.A. HAS MORE THAN ONE FINGER.

The finger heard ’round the world escaped me — I didn’t notice British rapper M.I.A. flipping the bird while performing with Madonna during the Super Bowl halftime show.

I was focused on the fact that Madonna’s clunky dance moves, vapid music, and lip syncing were kind of sucking despite the cool dancers, gymnasts, and marching band. It wasn’t until M.I.A. and especially Nicki Minaj hit the stage and started singing that the excitement level increased, and continued to rise after Cee Lo Green appeared.

The guest stars invigorated Madonna and she hit her groove by the end with “Like A Prayer.” The big finish when she disappeared in a cloud of smoke was bad-ass.

Overall, it was a pretty good halftime show that didn’t need M.I.A.’s juvenile attempt to provoke the public. She could have earned attention by her performance alone. But what fun is that?


8 Comments


  1.  
    Betty Brink

    It was the worst halftime show I’v ever seen. Madonna wasn’t just clunky, she stumbled and was just outright BAD, like an awkward teenager trying to be a grown up. Where are Ginger and Fred when we need them.




  2.  
    jeff.prince

    Trotting out pop acts like the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and now Madonna is getting old, so to speak. The Justin Timberlake-Janet Jackson nipplegate brouhaha in 2004 started the trend of hiring dinosaurs for the Super Bowl halftime show, and thanks to MIA’s one-finger salute, this trend will probably continue. I can already anticipate next year’s halftime show — Neil Diamond accompanied by Barbra Streisand and a Steve and Edie tribute band.




  3.  
    Jim from Mount Vernon

    Why you hating on Steve and Edie?

    “Blame it on the Bossa Nova……..”




  4.  
    Anthony

    I’d actually prefer Steve and Edie than all of that baby boomer bullshit.




  5.  
    Sass

    The Boss did a good show but the rest of them sucked. Bring on Steve and Edie.




  6.  
    Anthony

    I’m sorry, and maybe I’m jaded, but as much as I loathe baby boomer bullshit, I despise even more whatever passes for pop music these days. Seriously, the Black Eyed Peas could fall from the sky in an airplane, and, well, I would actually be a little happy. (I hope they live but just can never perform “music” again.) I’m not expecting the Super Bowl to trot out Radiohead or Arcade Fire. But c’mon. Don’t poop on SB viewers’ intelligence.




  7.  
    Sass

    I hope Fergie falls in my lap.




  8.  
    Anthony

    Me too, but that’s irrelevant.





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