Jennifer Lopez has spoken out about her historic performance at the Super Bowl 2020 with music legend Shakira, saying that it was “the worst idea.”
Ben Affleck’s girlfriend said that the timing of the big event made it hard for the two big stars to do their best work.
In her new Netflix documentary Halftime, the 53-year-old singer didn’t hold back when she criticized the NFL’s decision to have two halftime performers for the 2020 show.
She said that both of them should have had their “singing moments,” and she was angry that the organizers only gave her six minutes. Previous solo performers, like Madonna and Lady Gaga, had more than 13 minutes to show off their skills.
When Shakira and Lopez did a medley of their hits, including Hips Don’t Lie and Jenny From the Block, fans all over the world were mesmerized. But behind the scenes, Jennifer was very angry.
In one part of her documentary, the superstar is shown planning her part of the show with her music director, Kim Burse.
Lopez was angry and said, “We have six f***ing minutes. We have to have times when we want to sing. It won’t be a dance freaking revue. We have to sing what we want to say.”
The singer also said, “Having two people do the Super Bowl is the worst idea ever.” That was the worst idea ever.”
Benny Medina, who has been Jennifer’s manager for a long time, agreed with him and said, “Usually, there’s only one main act at the Super Bowl. That headliner puts together a show, and if they want other guests, that’s up to them.
It was an insult to say you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist historically has done.” Usually, there is only one big act at the Super Bowl. That headliner builds the show, and if they want other guests, that’s up to them,” he said.