So M.I.A. is playing the Super Bowl with Madonna and Nicki Minaj! I think we weren't supposed to find this out until it happened, because last Wednesday, Madonna spoke to MTV news about her upcoming Super Bowl performance and stayed pretty tight-lipped — when they asked her to describe the performance, she said, "Pom poms, that's all I can tell you." When they asked her if Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., the two features on her upcoming single, were performing with her, she said, "I'm not saying yes and I'm not saying no."
It seemed like the secret was pretty airtight until yesterday, when M.I.A. told a BBC Radio One host, during an interview about her new single "Bad Girls," that she was "at Super Bowl rehearsals." It's unclear if M.I.A. was authorized to reveal this secret or if she just didn't care about doing what she was authorized to do.
M.I.A. went on, "I'm going to be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj. If you're going to go to the Super Bowl you might as well go there with America's biggest female icon." So there you have it: the entire Super Bowl performance lineup, courtesy of M.I.A. [MTV/BBC]