September 26, 2022
Jennifer Lopez Says 2 Performers at Super Bowl Halftime Was 'Worst Idea in the World'

During one tense scene in her upcoming Netflix documentary “Halftime,” the singer and music director Kim Burse discuss how to map out her performance and share the stage with Shakira. “We have to have our singing moments,” she insists. “It’s not going to be a dance f–king revue. We have to sing our message.”

In another scene, Shakira expresses concern to Lopez about the timing, noting that the NFL organizers want their respective songs to be “weaved” into the performance. To this, Lopez says they will divide their 12 minutes equally, but adds, “If it was going to be a double-headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes. That’s what they should’ve f–king done.”

Her manager, Benny Medina, shares the same frustrations over the decision, explaining in a separate interview that he felt it was limiting both of the singers’ performance abilities. “Typically, you have one headliner at a Super Bowl,” he said. “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.”

Later in the documentary, Lopez and Medina reportedly find out that the NFL is upset with their decision to have her daughter Emme sing “Let’s Get Loud” inside a cage. As Lopez explained, it was supposed to be a commentary on the U.S. border policy and reports that migrant children were being separated from their parents and held in detention facilities.

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