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M.I.A.'s huge NFL fine

Rapper M.I.A.'s feud with the NFL isn't going away.

MIA Superbowl How much did this cost M.I.A.? The NFL is saying $15 million. Credit: Getty

Rapper M.I.A.'s feud with the NFL isn't going away, as the sports league has apparently been after her for two years to pay a $1.5 million fine for flipping the bird during the 2012 halftime show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. And on top of that, the NFL is apparently looking for an additional $15.1 million as "restitution" because of how much exposure the stunt garnered M.I.A.


The NFL maintains that her stunt was a "flagrant disregard for the values that form the cornerstone of the NFL brand and the Super Bowl" and that she breached an agreement to maintain the league's "reputation of wholesomeness," a charge her legal team finds laughable.


for daring to challenge the NFL." The rapper at least has a sense of humor about it, asking fellow Halftime show performer Madonna if she can borrow $16 million in a tweet that was later deleted.

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