After much speculation about Jennifer Lopez’s potential participation in the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL has confirmed the rumors are true — with an added treat. The sports organization announced Thursday that the “Hustlers” star will perform at the event, along with Colombian superstar Shakira.
“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” Lopez said in a statement. “And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th anniversary, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”
Shakira also stressed the significance of the Latinx representation the duo will bring to the field and pointed out that the program is set to take place on a particularly special day: her 43rd birthday.
“I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world — and to top it off, on my birthday!” said Shakira. “This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”