Madonna wasn’t happy that M.I.A.’s middle finger stole the headlines from her Super Bowl halftime appearance, as we reported earlier today, and she opened up about the incident in an interview with Ryan Seacrest.
In an interview on Seacrest’s radio show, Madonna said of the "finger," “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 … there was such a feeling of love and unity there, what was the point? It was just out of place.”
Madonna’s favorite moment of the show was singing with Cee Lo Green. She talked about realizing how into it the audience was when she was performing "Like a Prayer" with Green: “I was overwhelmed. I started crying. I felt an incredible sense of warmth, love, and support. To see an entire stadium light up like candles it was … like a religious experience.”