Madonna ‘Surprised’ by M.I.A. at Halftime Show

Claudine Zap
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Madonna admitted she was missing in action when it came to M.I.A's hand gesture at the Super Bowl last week. The megastar said on the radio show "On Air With Ryan Seacrest," "I was really surprised. I didn't know anything about it."

The megastar's halftime show at the Super Bowl has been overshadowed by M.I.A.'s digit malfunction. Not surprisingly, the Material Girl -- who has known her share of controversy -- was still not happy about it, saying, "I understand it's punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, it seemed negative. It's such a teenager-irrelevant thing to do." The 53-year-old added, "There was such a feeling of love and unity there, what was the point? It was just out of place."

The show certainly got the attention of viewers on the Web, who looked up "m i a gesture" at a furious pace. Also popular: "madonna halftime show" and "madonna super bowl."

Despite the glitches —- Madonna mentioned that she had been nervous when her throne docked on stage and about turning a cartwheel -- the performance certainly seemed good practice for her upcoming world tour. But don't expect more of the same. Madge likes to mix it up. "Oh god no! I don't want to repeat myself. I never do that!"

But one thing she might do: Cry. Madonna admitted she had a moment during "Like a Prayer." "I started crying. I felt an incredible sense of warmth, love, and support. To see an entire stadium light up like candles it was…like a religious experience."

Fans will be hoping for more such moments at her upcoming world tour.