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The Dangers Of Co-Opting Cool: M.I.A. Is Just Madonna's Latest Victim

02/06/2012 05:31 pm ET

As the media, and presumably a few prudes, get all a-twitter about M.I.A.'s flipped middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show, it's easy to forget why she was up there in the first place.

Yes, she was an invited guest, but Madonna is no, well, madonna. Madge has repeatedly tried to maintain late-career relevancy by co-opting cool, and the guests she assembled on the Super Bowl stage were simply the pop succubus' latest victims.

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