The 29-year-old pop star was reportedly in the mix with two other finalists: Coldplay and Rihanna.
It was a “Big Hello to Brooklyn” Saturday night. On Sunday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will give an even bigger hello to a worldwide audience watching Super Bowl XLVIII.
In front of some 110 million viewers on NBC and uncounted others online, M.I.A. flipped the bird and appeared to sing, “I don’t give a (expletive)” at one point, though it was hard to hear her clearly.