Jennifer Lopez Was upset about sharing Super Bowl Halftime stage back in February 2020!
Of course, at the time, the now-52-year-old pop icon was fascinated on the world stage NFLIts big halftime show with another world-famous pop superstar: Shakira. But according to a new documentary tracking J.Lo’s career – and specifically focusing on the work that went on that halftime show attendance – was not ideal for the pair!
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Half timeFollowing the highly anticipated documentary Jenny from the block Sensation, as she enters her 50s, premiered this week Tribeca Film Festival In New York City. The Netflix-Produced Doc, which is set to be released on the streaming app later this month, at one point focused on some of the major disadvantages of Lopez sharing the stage with Shakira, as both A-listers tried to figure out how to work with each other. Others
At one point in the dock, FoolIts partners have condemned the set-up, blaming NFL Exxon for the two women doing a work that historically went to an artist. Speaking to his music director during the rehearsal, the music legend said:
“We have six times. We have 30 seconds of a song, and if we take a minute, that’s it, we have five left. However, there must be certain songs that we sing, though. We have to have singing moments. This is not going to be a dance f ** king revue. We have to sing the message. ”
And he didn’t stop there!
Lopez was particularly angry at those who insisted on sharing the two stars on stage, saying:
“It’s the worst idea in the world for two people to bowl a Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world. It’s something I’ve been working on and hoping for for years. “
Damn it! Tell us what you really feel!
J.Lo is the only one who has not taken issue with it. His manager, Benny Medina, Also spoke in the new documentary. He suggests a historical context for the dramatic decision to keep the two artists so close for the halftime show:
“Usually in Super Bowl you have a headliner. That headliner makes a show, and, if they choose the other guests, it’s their choice.”
Okay, when you put it this way …
To the credit of Lopez and Shakira, they Did Find a way to work together. And they keep it professional! That’s right, well, no one wanted to share the stage with anyone else. Which is understandable! They are both single stars who fill the stadium themselves!
At one point in the film, during a rehearsal for a halftime event, the Colombian superstar is seen telling Lopez:
“I know Super Bowl people want to weave throughout our show. I’m not sure how many minutes I’m going to have. “
Lopez kindly answers:
“Let me address that really quickly. They said 12 minutes. I got a good confirmation that we could have an extra minute or two, so now we’re like 13, 14 minutes. I think, Shakira, what we should have is You should have half the time and I should [have half]”
And J.Lo added:
“If it was going to be a double headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes. It should have been their king. “
Of course, Perezcious readers will remember J.Lo and Shakira’s perfect pairing during the actual event. It was really something! (And just as Lopez guessed, it was over in about 14 minutes!)
Refresh your memory with performance (below):
The behind-the-scenes drama is truly remarkable, as for the 2022 Big Game show, the NFL Superstars have chosen to head the halftime title with a really big team: Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blizzard, Kendrick LamarAnd 50 cents.
So maybe J.Lo and Shakira have acted as a test run to move the league forward with something more? Then again, in the year between the two, the NFL chose a solo performance. Hmmm.
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BTW, Half time The halftime show also covers another controversial scenario – how Lopez got the bad side of the NFL content team for trying to highlight the children in the cage as part of his performance. Of course, the superstar used the moment to make a political statement about the widespread outrage over the imprisonment of immigrant children. ICE Detention center time Donald TrumpIts presidency.
Lopez explains to Doc how Medina took one A lot He wants to have a cage as part of his show due to the heat from the league during rehearsals:
“We left the rehearsal and I noticed that everyone was getting scared, but I don’t know why. I get a call from Benny and he says, ‘They want to pull the cage.’ That night, NFL bosses saw it for the first time and said, ‘Hey, you can’t do that.’
Benny added his own insights into the league’s efforts to hack the halftime theme:
“The NFL had a real concern about making a political statement about immigration. They looked at the plan, and the message was absolute. They didn’t want those cages on the show. It has come down from the highest authority. “
But Jello did not agree to move!
He explained why it was so important to him as an artist – and as a human being:
“For me, it’s not about politics. It’s about human rights. I’m facing the biggest crossroads of my life, to be able to perform on the biggest stage in the world, but to get out of the cages and leave what I believe would be totally not there. There was a part of me that got Jane too and I was right, ‘Benny I don’t care what you do, we’re not changing the show. Super Bowl tomorrow and we are not changing anything. ‘
That’s great! Inspirational!
However, if you haven’t seen it yet, here is its trailer Half time (Below), which is set to stream on Netflix from Tuesday, June 14:
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