UK rapper M.I.A. recently sat down for an interview with Huck Magazine where she talked about the lawsuit she was facing at the hands of the NFL for her controversial Super Bowl XLVI performance. During the show she stuck up her middle finger and was sued for $16.6 million by the football league.
At the time of the performance the Arular rapper was under Roc Nation and Jay-Z was her manager. She was presented with a settlement offer designed to take all of her money – for the rest of her life.
In the interview she says “The lawsuit was so ridiculous, it proposed that they would keep one hundred percent of my earnings for the rest of my life if I ever earned more than $2 million dollars. Jay Z was, like, ‘you should sign that shit’ and I was, like, ‘no.’”
According to Billboard:
A year after M.I.A. flipped the camera off during her verse in Madonna’s halftime show performance of “Give Me All Your Luvin,’” the NFL filed a $1.5 million arbitration claim against the singer. In March 2014, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the NFL added another $15 million to its claim, making the total close to $16.6 million, prompting M.I.A. to ask Madonna for $16 million via Twitter.
M.I.A says she is “completely over” the whole ordeal now.