It’s official: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira confirmed they will take the stage at the Super Bowl! Very few details have been announced for the halftime show, but Lopez revealed to Extra that she is involved in the planning.
“I have been doing a lot of meetings about the Super Bowl, been prepping and hiring the people and putting concepts and ideas for the show together,“ she said. “Shakira and I have spoken a few times already. She’s putting her thing together, [I’m] putting my thing together, thinking about who we want to join us on stage, if we want that.”
“We are super excited. We want to make a beautiful, impactful, enjoyable, fun show for everybody. We want to bring everybody together. That’s the point. We as artists have that rare gift to be able to do that, and that’s what I think our main goal is,” Lopez shared.
It isn’t just the performance that the duo are planning- it’s also their outfits. “I’m getting sketches done. We’re into it, we’re into the creative process right now,” she said.
Lopez also spoke about her excitement to perform with Shakira. “There’s nobody like her so I know that the two of us together are going to bring that special brand of what we do and there will be people who haven’t even seen us perform who get to see something special that night,“ she said of her co-headliner.
Shakira also is excited for many reasons. The Super Bowl also falls on her 43 birthday. “I’ve always wanted to perform at the Super Bowl. I think it’s the holy grail of the entertainment industry,” she told Zane Lowe on his Apple Music radio show. “It’s a sports event but it has a huge relevance for us artists and I think it’s gonna be fantastic and I’m gonna be celebrating my birthday with 100 million people. Just a small party, it’s surreal, actually.”