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M.I.A. responds to NFL lawsuit with massive one-finger salute

M.I.A. wants the NFL to figure out its goalpost "for what is offensive in America."

M.I.A. responds to NFL lawsuit with massive one-finger salute

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Madonna, center, performs with Nicki Minaj, left, and M.I.A. during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Madonna, center, performs with Nicki Minaj, left, and M.I.A. during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

M.I.A. wants the NFL to figure out its goalpost "for what is offensive in America."

The British singer released a YouTube video on Monday calling the lawsuit she currently faces from the NFL a "massive waste of time" and a "massive waste of money."

She says that the suit- which demands $1.5 million from M.I.A. after she flipped the bird during last year's Super Bowl broadcast, an action that created a breach in her contract as a performer- exhibits "powerful corporation d-ck shaking."

The suit also alleges that the artist hurt the league's "wholesome" reputation.

M.I.A. then makes a point that the only thing more offensive than her use of the middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show were the high school cheerleaders dancing in the background during the production. 

"They want me on my knees and say sorry so they can slap me on my wrists," she says in the video. "And basically say it's okay for me to promote being sexually exploited as a female than to display female empowerment through being punk rock."

"That is what it boils down to, and I'm being sued for it."

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