Over the past 12 years, there have been some really great pop performances during the Super Bowl's annual halftime extravaganza. With Beyonce confirmed as the upcoming Super Bowl halftime diva for Feb. 2013, we want to take a look back at the other pop stars who have come before her and for you readers to weigh in on your favorite Super Bowl performer of the 21st century (so far, at least).
The rivalry between Lady Gaga and Madonna, which was started, stoked and supported by Madonna with her near-constant onstage disses of Gaga, nearly came to an end in the Bronx last month. Rumor has it that Madonna extended an olive branch and offered native New Yorker (and Yankee fan) Gaga a chance to duet onstage when Madge played Yankee Stadium. Gaga turned her down, though!
Madonna once again voiced her endorsement of President Barack Obama onstage in Washington, D.C. Monday night -- but she threw in a comment that threw off not just her fans, but also the hyperactive election season press. No stranger to controversy (the woman courts it for a living), Madonna urged her supporters to support Obama because he's a black Muslim.
Here's the thing, though: Obama's not a Muslim.
Madonna really likes to beat a dead horse, doesn't she? The singer dissed her (much younger) rival Lady Gaga onstage again, this time in Atlantic City. Madge dedicated her performance of her Golden Globe-winning song 'Masterpiece' to Gaga, and she added a nasty insult to the "dedication." Doesn't she have anything better to do than take cheap pot shots at Gaga? This rivalry is so January 2012, isn't it?
By now, everyone in the world knows that Madonna just doesn't give a s---. Madge does what she wants, when she wants, and is rarely sorry for her actions. And now that the presidential election is coming up, the material girl showed her support for one candidate in a kind of... questionable way.
Madonna has taken a lot of heat for her use of controversial images on her global MDNA tour. She showed swastikas, which were superimposed on the head of a French politico, and handled prop guns, which were considered especially insensitive after the July massacre in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
Never one to back down or shy away from criticisms levied at her door, Madge has posted a lengthy manifesto, defending her use of uncomfortable and violent imagery.