Pop icons Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivered an all-time Super Bowl halftime show performance in 2020. The duo’s performance was lauded by fans and the media alike, but Lopez wasn’t too pleased.
In a Netflix documentary called ‘Halftime,’ which is scheduled to release on June 14, the American star is seen complaining about having to share the stage with Shakira. In one scene, she is seen arguing with the NFL about having to share the stage with the Columbian superstar and is quoted saying:
“This was the worst idea in the world.”
While Lopez did not have a problem with Shakira, she was upset that she had to share the spotlight with another artist. In the documentary, the American pop icon’s longtime manager Benny Medina is quoted as saying:
“It was an insult to think that you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist historically has done.”
Fans troll Jennifer Lopez after her Super Bowl halftime show complaint
Fans on Twitter did not share Lopez’s view that she should have been allowed to do the stage alone. One Twitter user agreed that only one artist should have performed during the halftime show and it should have been Shakira:
One fan responded that Shakira was the bigger artist and Jennifer Lopez should be grateful that the Colombian star agreed to share the spotlight with her:
Another fan reiterated that sentiment and added that Shakira saved the show:
One fan wrote that Jennifer Lopez did not want to share the stage with Shakira because she knew the “Hips Don’t Lie” hitmaker would outperform her:
They may have a point as well. One Twitter user posted a screengrab of a poll posted by Billboard magazine on their Instagram account asking fans’ opinions about who performed better. Shakira received almost 3/4ths of the votes:
There were differing points of view as well. One Twitter user said that if Maroon 5 can get their show, then Lopez and Shakira are well within her rights to demand a solo spot:
But another user pointed out that the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show featured Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. All of those artists could headline themselves, but did not demand a solo spot:
Despite Lopez’s issues with having to share the stage, she did eventually perform with the Colombian star and the two delivered a memorable performance. Watch it below:
The game was also a memorable one. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 and win the Super Bowl.