M.I.A. Makes Fun Of NFL Lawsuit, Asks Madonna For $16 Million
We weren't even aware that a legal battle between rapper M.I.A. and the National Football League was still going on two years after the rapper's Super Bowl performance with Madonna during which she flipped the bird to the camera.
Apparently the NFL still wants to see M.I.A. pay--to the tune of $16.6 million! (The NFL initially asked for $1.5 million back in September, but upped that amount by A LOT in their additional claim.)
As the legal battle continues, M.I.A. poked a little fun at the situation, tweeting Madonna:
@madonna ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million ?
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 17, 2014
We're guessing M.I.A. shouldn't hold her breath waiting for a returned tweet or phone call...
Since the first filing back in September, the NFL has added an additional claim, seeking $15.1 million more in "restitution" for the short time she was on the screen. The figure is based on what advertisers would have paid for ads during this time. "The claim for restitution lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic," according to her response papers filed on Friday and obtained by E! News.
The celeb's response continues to tell the arbitrator that the "continued pursuit of this proceeding is transparently an exercise by the NFL intended solely to bully and make an example of Respondents for daring to challenge NFL."
Thoughts on the case? Think Madge will throw M.I.A. some change??