Gloria Estefan Eclipses Jennifer Lopez Amid Super Bowl Halftime Comments

Gloria Estefan is glad she didn’t perform with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira at the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show.

During her guest appearance on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the Cuban singer confirmed she declined the offer to join the ladies on the biggest stage in the world — and responded to Lopez’s comments about having to take the credit. share with another icon.

“Look, this is the bottom line. You have very little time, about 12 minutes or so, to get things on and off the set,” explains Estefan, 64.

‘So, could you do it with one person? Yeah, but I think they wanted to give a Miami and Latin extravaganza and they tried to pack it in as much as possible.”

Estefan cast some subtle shadows at Lopez and said, “Okay, and imagine what J.Lo would have said if I was the third [performer]†

She continued: “I would literally come out, done with ‘Shake Your Body’ [‘Conga’] and out. It was their moment. In addition, I did not want to go on a diet in December.”

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez Halftime Show 2020
Lopez said the NFL’s decision to let two performers share the stage during the 2020 Super Bowl intermission was “the worst idea in the world.”

Estefan responded to the comments Lopez, 52, made in her new “Halftime” documentary, which opened the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month.

Lopez argued that the NFL should have picked only one of them to headline the show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium; not both.

“This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl,” a frustrated Lopez said she had to shorten her set to split time with Shakira, 45.

“This is something I’ve been working for and hoping for for years.”

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez Halftime Show 2020
“This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl,” she argued.

Lopez’s longtime manager, Benny Medina, echoed those sentiments, saying in the document, “It was an insult to think you needed two Latinas to do the job one artist has historically done.”

Estefan is one of the few singers to have had the honor of performing more than once during the halftime of the Super Bowl.

Jennifer Lopez Halftime Documentary
Lopez’s manager thought it was “an insult” to have two women do the job of one.
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In 1992, she performed at the “Winter Magic” halftime show, with nearly 2,000 performers. She also took the stage in 1999 for “A Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” alongside Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover.

For her part, Shakira – who is currently going through her own personal drama after splitting from husband Gerard Pique – has yet to comment on Lopez’s latest comments.

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