Shakira & J. Lo’s FULL Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show
Given the controversial relationship of the NFL with stars like Rihanna and Cardi B, both Rihanna and Cardi, along with other musicians, have said they will not act for the league due to their treatment of Colin Kaepernick, it is a wonder that the 2020 Super The Bowl’s halftime show boasted its kinetic talent in the form of superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira (especially compared to Maroon 5, who led the halftime show in 2019). The call to reserve the duo was facilitated by Jay-Z, through his relatively new partnership with the NFL; The women made history as the first Latin artists to lead the part-time Super Bowl show.
López’s appearance was especially timely in light of his recent turn as the glamorous helpless Ramona in Hustlers. His performance as a stripper that he just wanted to have even had a metaphysical advantage, since Lopez, who was a loser as an actress and musician, finally earned the credit he has been fighting for throughout his career.
And as he did in Hustlers, Lopez, with Shakira’s extensive help, escaped with everything.
The two offered a cheerful part-time show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, bringing energy to a concert that often runs the risk of falling asleep and being drowned by the cavernous sand and the occasion. The show combined the best and beloved hits of the two singers with indomitable shaking of the hip and shaking of the hair and a strangely wonderful entertainment.
Shakira, dressed in deep red, opened the show howling at her languid success “She Wolf”, before somehow manifesting a guitar and whipping her crimson mane. I do not intend to understand the world in which Shakira lives, some kind of mysterious space where there is always a guitar to play, strings for the slavery of pantomime and a rhythm to wiggle, but if I caffeine enough, I have no doubt that I could Have fun there.
As if he were ever in doubt, Shakira then performed his hit melody “Hips don’t lie,” accompanied by those hips that tell the truth.
However, it is curious that 2020 marks the year 16 since the performance of Janet Jackson in 2004 with Justin Timberlake and the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” that almost killed Jackson’s career. (Jackson was charged with guilt and was excluded for exposing a breast). A decade and a half later, Shakira showed how many times they have changed. He was clearly in charge of his sexuality on stage and emboldened by his own agency, with few types to speak among his backup dancers. (Although Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny accompanied Shakira for a song). That feels a bit like growth.
“Jenny From the Block” of Lopez marked the transfer of Shakira. And what a delicious transition it was.
Lopez, dressed in silver and shining like a glamorous disco ball, descended from a lighted pole not much different from those seen in Hustlers. Despite the critical acclaim of the film, Lopez was rejected by the film academy and did not receive an Oscar nomination for his performance. Then, even though he had planned to resort to the movements of his film and rely on his pop culture moment for some time (Lopez and Shakira’s announcement as part-time Super Bowl artists came out in September), the medium show Time felt like a reminder to Oscar voters of what mistake they made.
Lopez, sliding on his knees at one point and performing a cheerleading trick in the form of a cheerleader on his heels, hit every beat while singing his greatest hits, including “Waiting for tonight”, “Love costs nothing” and “Let’s get Ruidoso. ”He also made a duet with his daughter Emme and put on a coat of feathers that had the Puerto Rican flag on one side and the United States flag on the other. (Lopez was born in the United States of Puerto Rican parents ).
Each blow of the hip, flipping of hair and stomping caused more and more energy from the crowd before joining Shakira for a final farewell.
And at that time, the football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs became a footnote to a bigger story, a clear reminder that it has been the year of J. Lo and we’ve all had Lucky to witness it.