Days after M.I.A.’s lawyer said the rapper would be releasing a statement about her scuffle with the NFL, the rapper has, in fact, released a statement about her scuffle with the NFL. The statement comes in video form, and it finds M.I.A. calling out the NFL for punishing her while allowing underage high school cheerleaders to prance around behind her “in this very sexually provocative position.” She calls the $1.5 million lawsuit “a massive display of powerful corporation dick-shaking,” and says the league is more apt to “promote being sexually exploited as a female than to display female empowerment through punk rock.” The A.V. Club was unable to reach the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders for comment.
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