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M.I.A. Claims JAY-Z Tried To Make Her Sign "Ridiculous" Settlement With the NFL

By HHL JT

Remember when M.I.A. flipped the bird during her brief appearance during Madonna's 2012 Super Bowl halftime show?

M.I.A. certainly does, because the NFL sued her for $16.6 million over the obscene gesture. According to M.I.A., JAY-Z -- who was managing her at the time through Roc Nation -- suggested she sign a very one-sided settlement with the league.

“If you’re talking about racism and sexism, that moment in my life showed the cracks in everyone I knew. I was at Roc Nation at the time and Jay Z was managing me. The lawsuit was so ridiculous, it proposed that they would keep one hundred percent of my earnings for the rest of my life if I ever earned more than $2 million dollars. Jay Z was, like, ‘you should sign that shit’ and I was, like, ‘no,'" M.I.A. told Huck mag.

M.I.A. eventually settled with the NFL in 2014. The terms are undisclosed but one would imagine they are a lot better than the ones Hov allegedly wanted her to sign.

M.I.A. has a history of making reckless and possibly untrue statements in interviews. On the other hand, JAY-Z has a history of looking out for JAY-Z. So who knows if he really advised her to roll over to big business like that.

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