Jennifer Lopez and Shakira weren’t happy with how the NFL handled their concert, which was acclaimed throughout the world for its depiction of the Latino population. In 2020, the two international superstars performed a halftime show at the Super Bowl that featured both women’s hits and dance moves.
While the girls are still pleased of the performance, Lopez expressed her anger at the time, which was captured in her new Netflix documentary, Halftime. Lopez was irritated because the NFL only gave the women 12 minutes to perform together. “We have to have our singing moments,” she stated. “It’s not going to be a dance f*cking revue. We have to sing our message.”
Lopez pressed on, “This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world.” Shakira also made an appearance, revealing that the NFL anticipated the two musicians to “weave” their songs together to save time. Lopez decided to divide their stage time evenly.
“If it was going to be a double-headliner, they should have given us twenty minutes. That’s what they should’ve f*cking done.” Lopez fumed. Lopez’s performance, which included cages to represent families imprisoned in ICE detention centers, reportedly angered the NFL. She ignored the league and continued on with the rest of her performance.