M.I.A., is a British songwriter, producer, vocalist and artist. An accomplished visual artist by 2002, she came to prominence in early...

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British singer-rapper M.I.A. is being sued by the NFL for flipping the bird during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show, and she is none too happy about it.

The league is seeking $1.5 million in damages for her middle finger salute, seen by millions of TV viewers, during Madonna's performance in 2012.

M.I.A. calls the scandal "completely ridiculous" and says the cheerleaders "dancing" during the elaborate production were actually more offensive.

Moreover, she says in a new video (above) that the NFL's legal claim that she breached a contract amounts to a "massive corporation d--k shaking."

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Rapper M.I.A. has been banned from leaving the borough of Brooklyn with her son, thanks to a restraining order obtained by baby daddy Benjamin Bronfman.

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M.I.A. was reportedly threatening to take their 4-year-old son, Ikhyd, to England, her home country, until Bronfman put the kibosh on that plan, court order style.

Bronfman and M.I.A. were never married, and split up last year.

They both live in Brooklyn, separately, and Ikhyd goes to school there. Clearly there is a nasty, ongoing custody war between M.I.A. and Bronfman.

She has Tweeted in the past that her former partner and his billionaire family (they own Seagrams, Inc.) conspire to “to take my child away from me.”

No comment from M.I.A. directly on this story, though.

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M.I.A. recently made headlines for flipping her middle finger at the Super Bowl.

Now she's pointing the finger at CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of all people.

Why, you ask? The apparent lack of news coverage about an issue close to her heart - the slaughter of Tamil civilians in her native Sri Lanka - led to a heated exchange with Cooper and allegations that he branded her a "terrorist."

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Disappointed in AC's perceived failure to report the atrocities, M.I.A. lashed out.

"@AndersonCooper called me a terrorist for speaking out, and expressed support for the SLgov," she wrote, adding that "respected journos" don't "get it wrong."

That statement prompted a sharp rejoinder from Cooper:

"What are you talking about?... you are mistaken. I never called you a terrorist. I don't even know who you are other than the lady who sang at superbowl."

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Add Madonna to the list of those who thought M.I.A.'s actions during halftime of Super Bowl XVLI were stupid and childish.

A few days after she anchored a mostly positively-reviewed show, The Material Girl called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest and reacted to M.I.A's action as follows:

"I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it.

"I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity, it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager... irrelevant thing to do.. here was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point?"

In a separate interview, Madonna later told Carson Daly that M.I.A. did call her to apologize, but the iconic artist concluded of the action:

"It was just out of place."

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Rapper M.I.A.'s new baby's birth certificate has been revealed, and, as she disputed on her blog, the baby's name is not Ickitt. That's just ridiculous, yo.

Who in their right mind would name their baby that? People need to get their facts straight before making up such nonsense about celebs on gossip sites.

The real name: Ikhyd, obviously. We should've known.

According to the document, M.I.A., a.k.a. Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, gave her son the official name of Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman. Common spelling.

Also, the baby faced M.I.A's birth date is listed as July 18, 1975, which makes her 33. Her official bio lists her DOB as July 17, 1977. That's just weird.

Then again, it's no Bronx Mowgli.

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