Madge killed it in her halftime show, even earning love from the hard-to-please and often overly critical social media madding crowd. She looked amazing and belted out classics “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer” alongside her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin’ ” and 2000’s “Music.” Okay, so she tripped on the bleachers (who wouldn’t in those sky-high boots?), and maybe M.I.A. gave her the finger mid-song (did she or didn’t she?) – and there is a dispute over whether she was lip syncing (was she or wasn’t she?). But Madonna certainly proved her prowess as a professional and a performer, with a clean, solid show featuring old favorites and a new song that has her classic, catchy persona written all over it.
There are hundreds of results when you search Twitter for Madonna right now. Some are questioning the performance’s legitimacy, but most are praising Madonna for her incredible show and commenting on a certain finger lifting. So here are some of the best tweets from around the web, including thoughts from celebs like Eva Longoria, Steve Martin, and Denise Richards on the Material Girl’s show. Read theirs and share your thoughts below or tweet us @EW!
On M.I.A.’s middle finger:
@joshjackson: M.I.A. Didn’t flip us all off. She just had a middle finger malfunction.
@slickerguy_ : Dead @ MIA stickin’ up her middle finger. REBEL.
@yurivictor: M.I.A. flipped everyone off on TV during halftime show
@xzachbaronx: M.I.A., middle finger, no reason. There is no human I like more, basically
On Madonna’s performance:
@Eva_Longoria: Madonna is amazing!!! Love her always! What a performer! All my fav songs!
@waynebrady: Gotta give it up to Miss Madonna… She’s still an amazing performer and if you can dance like that in heels at 50+ then go ahead!
@d_bourne: Not a Madonna fan, but you gotta respect a visual performance like that. Props to the Canadian firm that pulled it off.
@SteveMartinToGo: Congrats to Madonna for great spot, especially considering game has resumed during last three minutes.
@denise_richards: Madonna looks amazing!! Great #halftime show!!!
@pandoraboxx: Holy Madonna! That halftime show was everything to me! LIVING!
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