Jennifer Lopez says it was ‘the worst idea in the world’ for her to share the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira

  • In her latest documentary, Jennifer Lopez expressed that disclosing her 2020 Super Bowl performance was “the most terrible concept.”
  • “If it was going to be a dual main act, they should have allocated us 20 minutes,” she expressed.
  • Representatives for the National Football League did not promptly reply to a request for a statement.
  • Shakira, her fellow Latinx music artist, collaborated on the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show alongside Jennifer Lopez, who seemingly expressed her emotions freely.

    The movie debuted at the Tribeca Festival in 2022. Lopez expressed that it was “the most terrible notion ever” to have two individuals split the main spot of the halftime show in a sequence in her latest Netflix documentary, “Halftime,” where she was organizing her portion of the performance alongside her music director Kim Burse.

    Lopez expressed in the movie, “We only have six damn minutes,” acknowledging that it provided her with limited time to perform a substantial part of any particular song. She emphasized, “We must seize our singing opportunities.” “It won’t be just a dance damn spectacle. We need to convey our message through singing.”

    It was the worst idea in the world, I don’t love the cost of continuing that singer thing.

    Shakira and Lopez at a press conference on January 30, 2020, ahead of their Super Bowl performance.

    In another sequence in the movie, Lopez’s longstanding manager Benny Medina was reported to have backed his client’s emotions.

    Medina expressed, “The main performer creates a spectacle, and if they decide to include additional guests, it is up to them. Normally, a Super Bowl only features one main performer.” “It was offensive to suggest that two Latinas were necessary to accomplish what one artist has traditionally done,” Medina added.

    Madonna and Lady Gaga, in 2012 and 2017 correspondingly, were the main performers at the Super Bowl, with Entertainment Weekly pointing out that both of them were allocated more than 13 minutes to showcase their individual talents.

    Shakira and Lopez during the halftime show.

    In the initial scenes of “Halftime,” Lopez informed Shakira that an unidentified NFL insider informed her that they would have approximately 12 minutes in total to perform, but they might receive a minute or two additional. Lopez and Shakira are depicted in the early stages of organizing their performance.

    Shakira and Lopez gave a performance of their biggest selection, performing for about seven minutes each, and the halftime show of Super Bowl 2020 ran for approximately 14 minutes.

    “If it were going to be a double main act, they should have allotted us 20 minutes,” Lopez informed Shakira.

    Representatives for the National Football League did not promptly reply to a request for commentary from Insider.

    Lopez accepting the MTV Generation Award at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

    CNN reported that there was controversy in the aftermath of the performance, with many people saying that the show was inappropriate for children. The Federal Communications Commission received 1,312 complaints about the performance, according to the network.

    CNN reported that during her show, singer Jenny Block danced on a pole, which caused some viewers to take issue with the fact and note their complaints about Lopez’s scantily dressed appearance.

    Actor, dancer, and pop star, Lopez has previously described facing struggles throughout her career as a stripper in the 2019 film “Hustlers.”

    “I always feel like I’m constantly struggling from the bottom. In a published interview in February, she told Rolling Stone, ‘I think I’m an underdog.'”

    “I always had a sense that I wasn’t the one who should be in the room,” the mother of two continued.

    The Netflix documentary “Halftime” follows Lopez’s career.

    Lopez was recognized on Sunday with a Generation Award at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards. During her speech, she expressed gratitude towards the individuals she claimed had posed greater challenges on her journey to achievement.

    Lopez expressed, “I have a different kind of thank-yous tonight, unless you truly lived it, you cannot create the truth.” Lopez added, “I want to thank all the people who gave me this life.” “I want to express gratitude to the ones who broke my heart and gave me my joy, and to the ones who were true to me,” Lopez continued. “I also want to thank the ones who lied to me and the ones to whom I lied, because that’s the way I deceived myself. I want to thank them for teaching me true love and for helping me grow.”

    “Teaching me to love, my children and strong be to me teaching for,” she continued, “failure and disappointment thank to want I.”.

    “Halftime” can now be streamed on Netflix.