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NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance with Madonna.

Attorney Howard E. King said in a statement Friday that the two had reached a confidential settlement, but offered no further details.

The Hollywood Reporter reported last year that the NFL took action with the American Arbitration Association for breaching her performance contract and tarnishing the league's reputation, asking for $1.5 million in damages.

A spokesman said the league had no comment. NFL officials have said any money earned from the action would be donated to charity.

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Aug 25, 2014 8:34PM
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trash? maybe
poop? maybe
someones daughter? Yes
makes more money than anyone reading this comment? yes
challenges authority and tradition in and out her music? yep
culturally relevant globally? yep
Aug 23, 2014 10:06AM
Aug 23, 2014 9:09AM
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Please make her M.I.A. she sucks! And not in the good way!


Aug 23, 2014 7:22AM
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Did the NFL take action with the American Arbitration Association for breach of performance when Johnny Manziel shot the middle finger at the Washington bench? They only fined him $12,000, so why are they trying to get $1.5 million from her? Claiming it tarnish the NFL reputation, LOL. They have enough players doing that with their acts of breaking the law.
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