Jennifer Lopez is angry that she wasn’t able to headline the halftime show on her own and had to share the stage with Shakira. According to her, it’s the ‘Worst idea in the world’ via the Daily Mail;
Jennifer Lopez was furious that she had to split her big Super Bowl half time performance with Shakira in 2021, calling it the ‘worst idea in the world’ in her new documentary.
Halftime, the highly anticipated Netflix doc from the iconic 52-year-old star, premiered Wednesday night in New York City at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The film’s title is both a nod to JLo entering her 50s and to her Super Bowl halftime show and promises to explore her life on and offstage.
When it was announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira would co-headline the halftime show at the 2020 Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, fans had no idea it JLo initially hated the idea.
In Halftime, an angry Jenny from the Block goes toe-to-toe with NFL executives over why they wanted two women to do a job that usually goes to a single artist.
‘We have six f**king minutes. We have 30 seconds of a song, and if we take a minute, that’s it, we’ve got five left. But, there’s got to be certain songs that we sing, though. We have to have our singing moments. It’s not going to be a dance f**king revue. We have to sing our message,’ Lopez tells her music director at one point.
Adding:’This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world.’
She added later: ‘This is something I have been working for and hoping for for years.’
‘Typically, you have one headliner at a Super Bowl. That headliner constructs a show, and, should they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice,’ JLo’s manager Benny Medina says. ‘It was an insult to say you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist historically has done.
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