A trio divided. Gloria Estefan has shaped separate friendships with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira — which made headlines because of a efficiency on the 2020 Tremendous Bowl.
After being named co-headliners for the sporting occasion, Lopez and Shakira each opened up about their plans to have a good time their Latin tradition on the large evening. Throughout an look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon in December 2019, the New York native teased that she and Shakira would “convey the flavour” to the Tremendous Bowl.
The Hustlers actress additionally defined how having the profession milestone on her birthday added a degree of significance to the efficiency. “I really feel that’s going to be nice as a result of [Shakira] additionally represents a very vital a part of the Latino neighborhood who lives within the U.S. — who’s being born and raised within the U.S. — and in a manner, I really feel that I’m representing one other a part of the Latin world, which is all these individuals across the globe who barely communicate English and an enormous portion of the demographic that additionally arrived within the U.S. with the American dream,” Lopez informed Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 on the time.
She added: “I believe that is gonna be an occasion to have a good time Latin tradition and the significance of girls additionally within the trade.”
Estefan, for her half, publicly supported Lopez and Shakira forward of the accomplishment. “I believe it belongs to youthful generations to come back on the market and kick some butt, and I believe they’re going to do wonderful. I imply, J. Lo and Shakira — it doesn’t get higher than that,” she completely informed Us Weekly in December 2019. “I believe it belongs to youthful generations to come back on the market and kick some butt, and I believe they’re going to do wonderful. I imply, J. Lo and Shakira — it doesn’t get higher than that.”
In June 2022, Lopez addressed the challenges that she confronted with the Tremendous Bowl efficiency in her Halftime documentary.
“We’ve got six f—king minutes. We’ve got 30 seconds of a music, and if we take a minute, that’s it, we’ve received 5 left. However there’s received to make certain songs that we sing, although. We’ve got to have our singing moments. It’s not going to be a dance f—king revue,” the actress stated within the movie. “We’ve got to sing our message. … That is the worst thought on the earth to have two individuals do the Tremendous Bowl. It was the worst thought on the earth.”
In the course of the Halftime movie, viewers had been additionally supplied a glimpse at Lopez and Shakira’s collaboration course of. “They stated 12 minutes. I received sort of a superb affirmation that we might have an additional minute or two, so now we’re at, like, 13, 14 minutes,” the Marry Me star detailed. “I believe, Shakira, what we must always have is it is best to have half the time and I ought to [have half]. If it was going to be a double headliner, they need to have given us 20 minutes. That’s what they need to’ve f—king executed.”
That very same month, Estefan seemingly threw some shade at Lopez’s feedback about having to separate her time on stage. “OK, and picture what J. Lo would have stated if I used to be the third [performer]! I actually would come out, executed ‘Shake Your Physique’ [and ‘Conga’] and out. It was their second. Plus, I didn’t wish to go on a eating regimen in December,” Estefan stated on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen after confirming that she rejected a proposal to be concerned.
Scroll down for a breakdown of Estefan’s friendships with Shakira and Lopez respectively: