Completely, acting like Lady Gaga was a non-entity, Madonna invited all the contemporary weird and deranged singers who weren't named Gaga to perform on stage with her: Nicki Minaj, Cee-lo, LMFAO, and M.I.A. (See Gaga, this is what happens when you steal from Madonna and refuse to credit her as your inspiration).
At some point during the show, M.I.A decided to flash her middle finger to the TV camera, basically sending a big "F U" to audiences at home. (My take: So what.) Frankly, I watched live and didn't notice. I doubt kiddies watching noticed it anymore than I did. Media, however, blew the incident out of proportion and replayed it so much that I'm sure kids finally saw it and learned a new thing to do at the dinner table.
At first Madonna was quiet on the issue -- as she should have been. I mean this lady is Madame Renegade. She is a classic provocateur. She put out a sex book, took nude pictures, disclosed her personal liaisons with people like Dennis Rodman. Doesn't Madonna like the avant garde?
Surprisingly, Madonna spoke out Friday and said M.I.A's gesture was childish, "unnecessary," and "negative."
Woman?! Did you or did you not perform a song about fellatio Sunday? Did you or did you not bring out a choir and blasphemously get down on your knees to sing "Like a Prayer," which is ostensibly about taking a man to ecstasy while giving him oral sex? You have NO room for condemnation.
Please find M.I.A. Thank her for paying homage to your crass nature. Then apologize.