Jennifer Lopez hated her Super Bowl show with Shakira

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira co-headlined the halftime show at Super Bowl LIV in 2020. The show was one for the books as special guests such as Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Aimee Muniz joined the headliners at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

The show, produced by Roc Nation, garnered nearly 104 million views and was nominated for four Primetime Emmy nominations. Even the critical acclaim and huge viewership weren’t enough for Jennifer Lopez, who hated the show, according to the Netflix documentary, Halftime.

Jennifer Lopez was furious at the idea of ​​performing with Shakira

In the documentary, Lopez talked about the Super Bowl halftime show. She revealed to her music director: “It’s the worst idea in the world for two people to do the Super Bowl.” The Grammy Award winner explained that co-headlining the event came with time constraints that hampered both artists’ overall performances. Both the artists were given six minutes and 30 seconds of song time in the show.

Jennifer Lopez was furious at the idea that she had to compromise her dancing to convey her singing moments due to time constraints. The Latin music community was disappointed by the fact that two of their music industry’s biggest stars had to share a show unlike other acts that had done before them.

There was also a fight between the NFL and the choir over a part of the show where some kids were in cages. The NFL wanted to pull the plug on the cage, but the Latin singer stood strong and refused to pull it to continue with her artistic vision for her performance with Shakira.

The FCC received complaints from viewers about Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show

While the overall reception of Super Bowl LIV’s halftime show was positive. There was some pushback from some viewers who complained to the Federal Communications Commission. According to reports, the FCC received about 1,312 complaints about J-Lo and Shakira’s performance.

A common argument among the complaints was that the show was not suitable for children, who were the main audience. The boring outfits and exciting dance moves did not go down well with the parents. One complaint labeled the show ‘soft p*rn’ and threatened to boycott the NFL.

While some of these complaints may be over the top. However, they certainly gave voice to a segment of the fan base who were concerned about the impact of the performances on the show, which performed in front of a nationwide audience.

The same responsibility will now fall on Usher, who is set to perform as a solo headliner for Super Bowl LVIII’s halftime show. All eyes will be on the eight-time Grammy Award winner when he takes center stage at Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada on February 11, 2024.

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