On January 31 2012, M.I.A. revealed that she’d be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj.
“I’m going to the Super Bowl rehearsals. 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.”
After she worked on Madonna’s single Give Me All Your Luvin’ with Minaj, M.I.A.’s announcement was no real surprise.
M.I.A went on to discuss working with Madonna. “As musicians, we’re two women and we represent two opposite sides of the world. If we can come together on a piece of music or something like the Super Bowl, I feel like that’s actually a cool thing to see.”