When the NFL told Jennifer Lopez she would be head lining the Super Bowl Halftime Show for the first time in her career, her reaction wasn’t what most of us expected. There was a clear sense of disappointment coming frmo her that was misunderstood by many of Shakira‘s fans.
But J-Lo’s problem was definitely not against the Colombian super star, she has nothing but respect and admiration for her. The Super Bowl Halftime Show is a performance with a set time limit that also happens to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any artist to make a statement. Eminem famously kneeled down in the most recent halftime show to protest against police brutality.
Jennifer Lopez wanted to also make a pilitical statement and she felt there wasn’t much room to do so. The NFL famously opposes any type of political statement from these artists, but many of them end up doing what they want. So, Jennifer Lopez never had a problem with Shakira.
In fact, they both had beef with the NFL from the get go because they had incredible pressure by splitting their performance time in half. They are both consumate professionals and two of the biggest music stars on the planet. their performance will go down as one of the most impressive and well-executed in Super Bowl history.
How is Jennifer Lopez airing her frustration against the NFL?
Now that we’ve established Jennifer Lopez’s beef is not with Shakira, let’s talk about how Jennifer Lopez is responding to the NFL’s poor decision-making. The Tribeca Film Festival is taking place right now in New York. It just started last Wednesday and it will keep going until June 19.
Jennifer Lopez just presented ‘Halftime‘, her new Netflix behind-the-scenes documentary about that famous Super Bowl Halftime Show. All she wants is to raise awareness against those NFL executives who made her go through hell in order to present one of the best performances of her career. But to be clear again, Shakira and J-Lo are not in any type of beef. That’s just a myth.