We've heard lots of opinions about M.I.A. flipping the bird during the Super Bowl halftime show, but now the star of the show speaks. Here's what Madonna told Ryan Seacrest about the ordeal:

"I was really surprised. I didn't know anything about it. I wasn't happy about it. 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. ... There was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place."

Watch some fans' reactions to the infamous gesture below:

[via MTV]