If she put as much effort into her music then maybe it would be good enough for everyone else to know who the hell she is and good enough for you to actually listen to it.
I know you were just messing with him but I found it odd that so many people haven't heard of her. I am not a huge fan by any means but I know who she is and am familiar with some of her work. I tend to like a wide variety of music though so if you don't listen to Hip Hop type music or watch many movies I guess people wouldn't know her. Think she is kind of like soccer (futbol).....very popular around the world but not nearly as much in the US.
Looked up some stuff on her and she has a much more impressive resume than I thought:
Grammy nominated for record of the year, Best rap song
Academy Award nominated for Best original song and World soundtrack award
Esquire Magazine - Made top 75 most influential people of the 21st century
Rolling Stone - #52 on best album of the decade; Album of the year 2007
Time Magazine - 1 of only 2 recording artists on Most Influential people of the 21 st century.
Bender Magazine - Album of the year 2007
Spin Magazine - Artist of the year 2005
"Paper Planes" - 3 x's Platinum in the US and Canada
See that....if she didn't flip the bird during the Superbowl (America's Biggest Stage) I wouldn't have looked any of that up, there would be no thread about her, and everyone in this thread would have been more productive doing something more worthwhile. As stupid as her gesture was....it worked to some extent at least.