Jennifer Lopez (52) was initially dismayed at the idea of sharing the 2020 Super Bowl Half Time Show with Shakira (45). The American even thought it was ‘the worst idea in the world’, as could be seen on Thursday during the first screening of the Netflix documentary ‘Halftime’, at the Tribeca Festival in New York.
Jennifer thought it was especially a bad idea to hire two headliners, according to various American media from the film. A scene in the documentary shows how she discusses the performance with her music director in advance and Jenny from the block is mainly concerned about the limited amount of time the singers have been given for their performance. “This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl. It’s the worst idea in the world,” the singer said in the film.
The women turned out to have a total of 12 minutes to sing, which they decided to divide into 6 minutes each. It ended up being 14 minutes, including a short cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ sung by Jennifer’s daughter. The performance eventually earned rave reviews and an Emmy nomination for Best Variety Special. The Super Bowl organization has not yet commented on the statements.
Half Time will be available on Netflix from June 14. The singer also recently released a movie: Marry Me .