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Super Bowl LIV: JLo and Shakira Talk Halftime Show Songs, Kobe Bryant, Making History

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Latina megastars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have Miami fired up for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show coming up on Sunday, but the Latina legends were pretty coy with the press Thursday afternoon at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

The singers have twelve songs under consideration, but Lopez stated many times that she didn’t want to spoil what the ladies had in store for Sunday’s halftime show. What she did share is that she and Shakira are very unique artists who equally admire each other. “After we finished the run-through, Shakira said, ‘That was amazing!’ and I said, ‘No, you were amazing!’…Her songs are very Shakira, and my songs are very Jennifer.” Lopez feels that their different musical and performance styles will keep viewers watching. “[It’s] a lot of energy…very entertaining. I think we run the gamut.”

 

On Kobe Bryant

Both Shakira and Lopez mourn the shocking loss of Kobe Bryant, and Shakira spoke to that during the press conference. “I can’t deny the pain [Kobe’s] family’s going through right now…Life is so fragile. I know we’ll all be thinking of Kobe on Sunday, and we’ll be celebrating life.” When asked if they would do a tribute to Bryant, Lopez reiterated that she didn’t want to give away too much about their performance. Shakira added that their halftime show will be a celebration of diversity.

 

Jennifer Lopez aims to fire her special edition Super Bowl LIV football into the press audience during the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show Press Conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown Thursday, January 30, 2020. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Jennifer Lopez aims to fire her special edition Super Bowl LIV football into the press audience during the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show Press Conference at the Hilton Miami Downtown Thursday, January 30, 2020. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

 

Girl Power: Making Super Bowl History

Supporting Shakira’s comments on diversity, Lopez added the historical significance of this year’s Super Bowl concerning women. “The two teams playing in this year’s Super Bowl, the Chiefs and the 49ers, are run by women. And then you’ve got two women performing this year’s halftime show. That statement alone for me is empowering…to see two Latinas doing this at this time in our country is very empowering, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Super Bowl LIV kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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