The Tribeca Film Festival in New York premiered the documentary “Halftime”, which follows the journey of Jennifer Lopez’s preparation for her Super Bowl halftime duet with Shakira. JLo and Shakira were invited in to lead the event, and the two superstars were allowed a combination of 12 minutes to deliver their classic concert. Lopez confessed that the months and weeks building up to the performance were anything but pleasant. Shakira has recently been in a lot of controversial news after her split with Pique over alleged cheating rumors. On the other hand, JLo is in an extremely happy relationship with her fiance Ben Affleck, enjoying “the best time of her life”. Here are all the details of the Super Bowl halftime concert:
All that happened in the SuperBowl halftime show:
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira stunned in February 2020 with a spectacular Super Bowl halftime act that seamlessly blended grandeur and politics. Several dozen youngsters arrived on the football field in light-up cages during the event, which they subsequently stepped out of while singing Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Let’s Get Loud’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’. They were soon joined by Lopez, who was covered in a Puerto Rican flag. Higher-ups in the NFL were concerned that the cages would be excessively controversial and advised her to remove the huge Venus sign for women off the stage, claiming it was too heavy-handed. However, despite the pressure from the NFL to make alterations, Lopez stood firm on both matters and gave an unforgettable performance with Shakira.
The worst idea in the world:
Despite the fact that the two stars put on a fantastic performance, the Bronx Diva always believed it was a bad idea to acquire two headliners for the event. “This is the worst idea in the world to have two people perform at the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world,” she is seen saying in one part of the documentary. This was not in reference to sharing the spotlight with Shakira, but rather to the fact that the performance featured two major Latin stars. While both performed well and embraced each other at the end of the concert at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, Lopez was less than thrilled about having to perform in a normal halftime show.
The footage recorded her irritation and frustration: “This was the worst idea ever,” says the outraged artist, who is seen appealing to the NFL for more time to complete her set. JLo’s longtime manager, Benny Medina, was also vocal about her dissatisfaction. “That headliner constructs a show and, should they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice. It was an insult to say you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist historically has done,” he said.