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Rapper M.I.A. in Super Bowl deal

Published 23/08/2014 | 03:31

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M.I.A. caused controversy when she performed a duet with Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl

M.I.A. has agreed a deal ending her dispute over her controversial performance at the US Super Bowl, her lawyer has announced.

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Howard King said the British rapper had reached a confidential agreement with the NFL (National Football League) ending the multimillion dollar dispute over her flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl half-time performance with Madonna.

The Hollywood Reporter reported last year that the NFL took action with the American Arbitration Association for breaching her performance contract and tarnishing the American football league's reputation, asking for 1.5 million dollars (£905,000) 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.

The Super Bowl is the most-watched event on TV in America.

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