Jennifer Lopez and Shakira shared the stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2020, but in the new Netflix Halftime documentary, the Jenny From The Block hitmaker confessed she was frustrated with the joint performance
Jennifer Lopez slammed her and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show as the “worst idea in the world”.
The singer and actress shared the stage with the Colombian star in 2020, and the duo delighted millions of viewers around the world by performing a medley of their hits, including Hips Don’t Lie and Jenny From The Block.
However, Jennifer was furious at NFL bosses’ decision to have her share the coveted gig with Shakira, and in a new Netflix documentary Halftime, she shared her frustrations at only having to co-star.
During a rehearsal scene, Jennifer can be seen trying to plan the performance with music director Kim Burse, and hurls scathing criticism at NFL bosses, showing her anger at having halved her performance time.
“We have to have our singing moments. This won’t be a fucking dance revue. We have to sing our message,” she insisted.
“It’s the worst idea in the world to have two people for the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world,” she fumed.
Later, Shakira expresses concern about their set times and notes that the organizers of the halftime show want them to “weave” their hits together.
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“If it was going to be a double headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes. That’s what they should have done,” Jennifer replies.
The star’s manager, Benny Medina, also expressed frustration with Jennifer and Shakira’s decision to share the stage, and said it would have a negative impact on both performers.
“Usually you have a headliner at a Super Bowl. That headliner builds a show and if they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice,” he said. he says, calling it an “insult”.
“It was an insult to say that you needed two Latinas to do the work that an artist has done historically,” Benny added.
Halftime is available to stream June 14 on Netflix.
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