M.I.A. Delivers Full NFL Lawsuit-Referencing Skit 'Boom ADD'

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M.I.A. got a head start on spring cleaning when she cleared out her hard drive and dusted off a 2012 banger called "Boom ADD." 

M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

The full-length "Boom" skit -- the version on her 2013 LP Matangi was a minute and 15 seconds -- begins with a phone call from a lawyer about the NFL lawsuit stemming from her Super Bowl XLVI halftime performance in 2012, where she flipped the middle finger. "They're suing you for damaging their fantastic reputation by flipping the bird," a man says on the intro. "The other part they wanted to reserve the right to sue you later to make you pay for any damages they had."

M.I.A. Tests 'Borders' On Her New Song

The league demanded $16.6 million from the eclectic and outspoken Sri Lankan MC (real name Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam) before both parties reached a settlement in 2014. M.I.A.'s latest release was 2015's politically charged "Borders."


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