Madonna’s Super Bowl Show: Halftime Fumbles

Queen of Pop slips and M.I.A. flashes the bird during performance.

During the 13 minutes Madonna took over Super Bowl XLVI for her highly anticipated halftime show, there were plenty of surprise cameos, high-tech stage lights and, of course, some of the biggest classics in pop music.

But even though the Queen of Pop’s glitzy show Sunday night (February 5) appeared to run smoothly, the over-the-top theatrics might have shadowed some of the fumbles. Take a look at the list of onstage slip-ups MTV News caught during the pop performer’s set.

Madonna’s Almost Fall(s)
It was only a few minutes into the show, but Madonna lost her balance and almost fell as she jumped around the flashing bleachers with her dancers during her performance of “Music.” She also teetered a few minutes later while getting up after getting down with [artist id="3132138"]LMFAO[/artist]. Fortunately, the singer found her ground and demonstrated how a professional handles a little performance slipup, continuing without missing a beat.

M.I.A.’s Finger Flash
Madonna wouldn’t be Madonna without even a little controversy, but this time, it wasn’t even her fault. During the performance of the pop titan’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj appeared as sideline cheerleaders to spit their rap contribution to the pop gem. Known for her rebellious attitude, [artist id="1803648"]M.I.A.[/artist] flashed her middle finger for a split second that has already fueled headlines all over the Internet.

Backing Track
While Madge is getting lots of love from celebrities, there are many who are criticizing the Queen of Pop for what appears to be a mostly backing-track performance. However, lip-synching isn’t unfamiliar territory for the Super Bowl. Back in 2009, the championship game’s producer Ricky Minor told the Associated Press that he requested Jennifer Hudson lip-synch her rendition of the national anthem to limit the chances of possible mistakes.

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