M.I.A., THE BRENTWOOD MOM, GIVES SUPERBOWL AUDIENCE THE FINGER?
At first, when we saw British rapper M.I.A. give the finger to her Superbowl audience during Madonna’s performance, we assumed she was some kid rapper scrambling to pull attention away from Madonna. But she’s much more than that – she’s an established musician, artist, human rights activist, fashion icon, and Oscar nominee! She’s also 36 years old and a mother living in the very posh yuppie–land of Brentwood, California with her three year old son. Her baby-daddy is Benjamin Bronfman of the Bronfman dynasty. (So she’s one of those Brentwood mothers with strollers that we gripe about.) She was warned by the network NOT to do anything offensive on the family show and although the gesture is no big deal, she knew it was a bad idea. But we’re talking about her, so maybe it was worth looking a bit foolish.