Jennifer Lopez is coming forward about her Super Bowl Halftime performance in 2020, which she shared with Latina star Shakira. In her documentary, Halftime, Lopez says that it was the “worst idea in the world” for her to share the spotlight with Shakira during the Super Bowl halftime show. Lopez’s documentary, which was a highly anticipated release on Netflix, premiered on Wednesday night at the Tribeca Film Festival, which is hosted in New York City.

The documentary promises to explore more about the life of Lopez. It was entitled Halftime as both a nod to Lopez reaching her fifties and the Super Bowl Halftime show that was shared with Shakira. The documentary reveals intimate details of Lopez’s life both on and off stage as she opens her life to fans.

When the Super Bowl aired in 2020, no one had any idea that Lopez initially hated the idea of sharing the spotlight with Shakira for the halftime show. Because the Super Bowl wanted the two Latina stars to co-headline the performance, Lopez, now 52, had no choice but to go along with the idea that she absolutely hated if she wanted to reach a massive audience.

In the documentary, Lopez shares footage of herself battling with NFL executives about why they decided to give two Latina women the job that one person usually does. Why did the NFL want to discriminate against Latina performers? Lopez explores that tragedy.

“We have six f**king minutes. We have 30 seconds of a song, and if we take a minute, that’s it. We’ve got five left. But, there’s got to be certain songs that we sing, though. We have to have our singing moments. It’s not going to be a dance f**king revue. We have to sing our message,” Lopez said to her musical director at one point during the documentary.

JLo added, “This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world.”

The Super Bowl Halftime show was something Lopez had been working toward for years.

“This is something I have been working for and hoping for for years,” she said.

JLo’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.”

Although Lopez and Shakira ultimately worked together, their relationship was cold – although highly professional.

Lopez and Shakira discussed the performance. Shakira, who is a huge star hailing from Columbia, told Lopez, “I know that the Super Bowl people want us to be weaved throughout the show. I haven’t had confirmation about how many minutes I’m going to have.”

Lopez replied, “Let me address that really quickly. They said 12 minutes. I got kind of a good confirmation that we could have an extra minute or two, so now we’re at, like, 13, 14 minutes. I think, Shakira, what we should have is you should have half the time, and I should [have half].”

Lopez reiterated, “If it was going to be a double-headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes. That’s what they should’ve f**king done.”

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