M.I.A. has yet to explain her middle finger gesture at the Super Bowl halftime, so speculation is filling in the blanks.
The latest buzz: The London-born rapper -- real name Mathangi Arulpragasam -- has split with Benjamin Bronfman, her longtime fiancé and the father of her son, and maybe she was aiming her middle finger at him.
The Daily News reports that M.I.A., 36, has been spending most of her time in London, while Bronfman, 29, and their child, Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, who turns 3 on Saturday, are living in New York. Ben's mother, philanthropist Sherry Bronfman, is said to be helping to take care of his son. Bronfman, former guitarist for the punk reggae band The Exit, is also the son of Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr.
The News reports that M.I.A. apparently got a visa to appear in Madonna 's Super Bowl halftime show, but previously had trouble entering the USA because of controversial remarks she has made about conflict in her parents' native Sri Lanka and her father's alleged links to the terrorist group Tamil Tigers.
Meanwhile, in M.I.A.'s new video, Bad Girls, which was released a few days before the Super Bowl, she oversees a street race in the desert featuring burka-clad women driving while men watch from the sidelines. It has been viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube since Feb. 2.