Jennifer Lopez and Shakira made headlines two years ago for their spectacular performance at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Lopez, on the other hand, acknowledges in her new Netflix documentary Halftime that she had previously despised the NFL for hiring two entertainers for the presentation.
The new documentary had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2022. Lopez and her music director Kim Burse arrange the halftime show in one scenario. However, the two are concerned about Lopez’s short time window. “We’ve just got six f—ing minutes.” We have 30 seconds of music, and if we take a minute, we’ll only have five seconds left. However, there are certain songs that we must sing. We need to sing from time to time. It isn’t going to be a f—ing dancing revue. Lopez tells Burse, “We have to sing our message.” “Having two people do the Super Bowl is the worst idea in the world.” It was the absolute worst idea ever.”
Benny Medina, Jennifer Lopez’s manager, also expressed disappointment with the NFL’s choice of two music superstars for the performance in a separate interview. “A Super Bowl usually only has one headliner.” “That headliner puts up a show, and if they want to bring in other guests, that’s up to them,” Medina explains. “To say you required two Latinas to do the job that one artist has traditionally done was an insult.”
Madonna and Lady Gaga, on the other hand, performed individually at the Super Bowl for 14 and 15 minutes, respectively. Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Dr. Dre performed during this year’s halftime concert, which lasted roughly 14 minutes.
Furthermore, Lopez discusses the scheduling issue with Shakira at Halftime, who says, “I know the Super Bowl guys want us to be threaded throughout the performance.” I haven’t received confirmation on how many minutes I’ll have.”
As a result, Jennifer Lopez answers, “Let me quickly address that.” They told it would take 12 minutes. I got some excellent confirmation that we might get an extra minute or two, so we’re now at 13, 14 minutes. Shakira, I believe we should divide the time so that you have half and I have half.” “If it was going to be a double-headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes,” she continues. That’s exactly what they should’ve done.”