Flippin' the bird, the singer was quickly engulfed in controversy. Appalled, Superbowl organisers the NFL decided to take legal action.
The case is still ongoing, but a few moments ago M.I.A. revealed the amount she would have to pay if she loses the case - some $16.6 million.
The initial amount was $1.5 million, with the NFL seemingly adding on an additional $15 million for "restitution" - the exposure M.I.A. enjoyed from her stint at the Superbowl.
Responding to this, M.I.A.'s legal team filed a document which protested: "The claim for restitution lacks any basis in law, fact, or logic."
The singer tweeted: "@madonna ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million ?" Before adding: "THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT ME TO SIGN , THAT IVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR 2 YEARS ON TOP OF 16 MILLION".
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