There was no wardrobe malfunction during this year's NFL Super Bowl XLVI halftime show as promised by pop singer Madonna. However, British rapper M.I.A. created controversy by her obscene middle-finger gesture.
M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj performed with Madonna for her new song "Give Me All Your Luvin" at the Super Bowl halftime show. M.I.A. was caught gesturing her middle finger during the performance, drawing criticism from all quarters.
The incident forced NBC to apologise for the inappropriate gesture that was aired during the Super Bowl halftime show.
It may be recalled that Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake hit the headlines in 2004 during their Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Janet ended up flashing her breast when Justine pulled her costumes during the performance. CBS was fined a record $550,000 for the wardrobe malfunction that was broadcast live on television.
Check out Madonna performance at the Super Bowl halftime show: