Jennifer Lopez and Shakira shut down the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show with their epic performances.
The dynamic duo, who made history as the first two Latinas to lead a halftime performance at the major NFL event, gave viewers and audience members a show to remember.
While the face-off between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs was entertaining, the moment J.Lo and Shakira hit the stage, it was game over.
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Kicking things off with a bang, the Colombian songstress hit the stage in an eye-catching red ensemble that was worthy of its own trophy. To start, she sang “She Wolf,” and after, a new rendition of “Empire.”
She shut it down even more by belting out her iconic hit, “Whenever, Wherever.” And it’s safe to say the stadium went wild after she brought out Bad Bunny, who donned an all-silver get-up, to sing a duet of “I Like It” and a melody of “Chantaje” and “Callaíta.”
Shakira closed out her set with “Hips Don’t Lie.”
The two not only performed “Let’s Get Loud,” but Emme briefly sang lyrics from “Born In the USA” by Bruce Springsteen.
The lyrics couldn’t have been more poignant, as just moments before, J.Lo’s daughter and other children were let out of cages, which many are considering a subtle statement towards the border crisis in America. Additionally, during that part, Lopez did another outfit change, this time wearing a larger-than-life coat that paid homage to her Puerto Rican culture.
Hours before hitting the stage, the Hustlers actress took to Instagram to share a sweet message.
“So excited to share the stage with you tonight @Shakira,” the caption read, alongside a photo of the two embracing. “Let’s show the world what two little Latin girls can do.”
Moreover, last year the two superstars touched on their highly-anticipated performance and why it meant so much to them.
“I’ve always wanted to perform at the Super Bowl,” Shakira told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 last October. “It’s like the holy grail of the entertainment industry. It’s a sports event, but it has huge relevance for us artists, and I think it’s going to be fantastic.”
She added, “This is going to be an event to celebrate Latin culture and the importance of women also in the industry.”
Additionally, the Hustlers actress shared the same sentiments.
“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” she said in a statement last November. “And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th anniversary, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”