AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lopez was unhappy to share the stage with Shakira at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show. In her upcoming Netflix documentary "Halftime", the "On the Floor" hitmaker explained that she disapproved of the idea because she and the Colombian native would only have 12 minutes for the gig.
"We have six f**king minutes. We have 30 seconds of a song, and if we take a minute, that's it, we've got five left," J.Lo tells her music director Kim Burse during a tense conversation. "But there's got to be certain songs that we sing, though. We have to have our singing moments. It's not going to be a dance f**king revue. We have to sing our message."
"This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl," the 52-year-old superstar went on fuming. "It was the worst idea in the world."
J.Lo herself told Shakira earlier in the film, "If it was going to be a double headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes." The Ramona depicter on "Hustlers" further stressed, "That's what they should've f**king done."
J.Lo's manager, Benny Medina, also slammed the NFL for letting his client to share the spotlight with another performer. "Typically, you have one headliner at a Super Bowl," he argued. "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 "Halftime", which will debut on Netflix next week, it is unveiled that the NFL is upset with J.Lo's decision to have her daughter Emme sing "Let's Get Loud" inside a cage. "We left rehearsal and I noticed everybody was freaking out, but I don't know why," she said. "I get a call from Benny, and he's like, 'They want to pull the cages.' That night, the higher-ups at the NFL saw it for the first time, and they're like, 'Hey, you can't do that."