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"It was an insult to say you needed two Latinas to do the job" - Alex Rodriguez's ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez once slammed the NFL for making her co-headline the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira

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(Shakira and Jennifer Lopez (L), Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez(R).
(Shakira and Jennifer Lopez (L), Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez(R).

Pop star Jennifer Lopez once spoke about co-headlining a Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira and thought that it was the worst idea. Two Latinas, Shakira and Lopez, once joined the stage together in 2020 in Miami.

In her Netflix documentary “Halftime,” Lopez revealed that she was worried about how little time she and Shakira had between them to perform that she wouldn't be able to influence the program.

J.Lo’s manager Benny Medina, said:

"Typically, you have one headliner at a Super Bowl. 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."

Lopez's anger appears to have been directed at the NFL and the short amount of time allotted to the artists, rather than Shakira.

[email protected] just rocked the stage! 🔥 #SBLIV #PepsiHalftimeSOON: Fans can relive their favorite moments from the #PepsiHalftime show HERE NFL.com/SuperBowlLive https://t.co/yJ1xXI9Ty7
"@Shakira just rocked the stage! #SBLIV #PepsiHalftime SOON: Fans can relive their favorite moments from the #PepsiHalftime show HERE http://NFL.com/SuperBowlLive" - NFL

With renditions of her classic songs including "She Wolf," "Whenever, Wherever," and "Hips Don't Lie," Shakira got the event going. The singer looked lovely in a magnificent crimson attire.

Lopez entered the stage with "Jenny from the Block.” She then offered hot performances on "Love Don't Cost a Thing," "Waiting For Tonight," and "On the Floor" as part of a medley of her songs.

Shakira quickly transitioned into a new outfit before performing "Waka Waka" and "Let's Get Loud" on stage with J-Lo. Emme, J.Lo’s daughter, also joined her mother for a brief duet.

That was incredible, @jlo + @shakira! 👏 #PepsiHalftime #SBLIVSOON: Fans can relive their favorite moments from the #PepsiHalftime show HERE NFL.com/SuperBowlLive https://t.co/1HkRu99cRR
"That was incredible, @jlo +@shakira ! #PepsiHalftime #SBLIV SOON: Fans can relive their favorite moments from the #PepsiHalftime show HERE http://NFL.com/SuperBowlLive" - NFL

Supporting Jennifer Lopez during her halftime performance was her then-boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

Jennifer Lopez once dated New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez

J.Lo and A-Rod first met in 2005 at a Yankee game. In 2017, the couple confirmed their relationship and were often spotted together in public.

Jennifer Lopez was often seen spending time with A-Rod and his daughters, Natasha and Ella, whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.

"As the sun sets on 2018, from our family to yours ... #HappyNewYear everyone! 🎊🍾🎉" – Alex Rodriguez

In 2019, Rodriguez proposed to J.Lo in the Bahamas, but their wedding was postponed due to the pandemic. In 2021, they officially declared that they had split.

89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard
89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard

Jennifer Lopez is now married to actor Ben Affleck, and A-Rod is reportedly dating fitness model Kathryne Padgett.

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