What M.I.A. did at halftime should not be a surprise Craig Thomas

“Pop singer phenomenon Maya Arulpragasam, also known as M.I.A., has released a new song called “Lovalot” that has raised eyebrows among music reviewers, some of whom say the lyrics show M.I.A.’s sympathy for radical suicide bombers,” wrote the CMI website.

“The British-born singer based her catchy new song ‘Lovalot’ on the 17-year-old Russian ‘black-widow’ Moscow subway bomber Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, according to newspapers like The Guardian.”

That subway bombing killed 40 people and injured 90.

During Madonna’s halftime show at the Super Bowl two days ago, M.I.A. flipped the bird at a live TV camera, and sang something to the effect of “I don’t give a (expletive).”

While M.I.A is a talented artist, the organizers of the halftime show probably shouldn’t be surprised at what she did.