Madonna "Wasn't Happy" About M.I.A. Super Bowl Hand Gesture

10 February 2012, 17:59 | Updated: 10 February 2012, 19:05

The 'Give Me All Your Luvin' says she feels the 'Bad Girls' singer's gesture was "out of place".

Madonna says she "wasn't happy" about M.I.A.'s controversial hand gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show last weekend (5th February).

The 'Music' singer performed her new single 'Give Me All Your Luvin' alongside contributors Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during which the latter raised her middle finger to the camera for a split-second. 

Since the incident aired on Sunday the airing network NBC have issued an official apology, and Madonna has now also spoken out about the controversy. 

"To tell you the truth I didn't even know about it. I didn't know about it until I left, she told Ryan Seacrest today (10th February). "I had no idea. I was really surprised. I didn't know anything about it. 

"I mean I wasn't happy about it because, I mean I understand it's kind of punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity," Madonna explained. "It just seemed negative.

"It's one of those things, it's such a teenager kind-of irrelevant thing to do in one respect, but on the other hand there was such a good feeling of unity there, what was the point?" she added. "It was just out of place."

Madonna is due to release her new album 'MDNA' on 26th March.