Jennifer Lopez thought NFL using 2 Super Bowl halftime headliners was 'worst idea in the world'

June 09, 2022

By We Love The 90s - Urban Music

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The documentary "Halftime," (available on Netflix) which tells the story of how Jennifer Lopez prepared for her Super Bowl halftime performance alongside Shakira, was presented at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The world's worst idea

And although they both made history for Latina representation with their 2020 Super Bowl Halftime show, in which they both shined, the Bronx Diva always thought it had not been a good idea to have hired two headliners for the NFL show.

"This is the worst idea in the world to have two people perform at the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world," he is seen saying in one part of the documentary, but not for sharing the stage with Shakira, but for having chosen two big Latin stars for the show.      

While both did very well and hugged at the end of the show at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium in February 2020, Lopez was not feeling so good about having to participate in a typical headlining show at halftime.

Her frustration and annoyance was captured in the documentary: "This was the worst idea ever," says the angry singer, who is seen fighting with the NFL for more time to do her set justice.

Furthermore, her longtime manager, Benny Medina, was very clear about JLo's annoyance:

"It was insulting to think that you needed two Latinas to do the job that historically an artist has done," he said.

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

The singer/actress/dancer also fought with the NFL over a portion of the halftime show that featured kids in cages. Once the NFL got wind of that the night before the Super Bowl, they asked Lopez to remove the cages.