For music fans it was one of the greatest Super Bowl Halftime shows of all time. But for Jenny on the Block the stage was a little bit too crowded.
In a scene in her new Netflixdocumentary, “Halftime,” in which she was planning her half of the performance with her music director Kim Burse, Lopez said it was “the worst idea in the world” to have two people share the headlining spot of the halftime show, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. The film premiered at the Tribeca Festival on Wednesday night.
“We have six fucking minutes,” Lopez said in the film, according to Entertainment Weekly, noting that it gave her little time to sing a good portion of any one song. “We have to have our singing moments,” she said. “It’s not going to be a dance fucking revue. We have to sing our message.”
“This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl,” the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” singer continued. “It was the worst idea in the world.”
It’s very common for music acts to share the stage with other artists at the Super Bowl so Lopez’s comments not only come across like a some centered diva but it’s also a complete slap in the face to Shakira.
However, in another scene in the film, Lopez’s longtime manager Benny Medina was said to have supported his client’s feelings offering a counter argument in defense of Lopez.
“Typically, you have one headliner at a Super Bowl,” Medina said, per Entertainment Weekly. “That headliner constructs a show, and, should they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice. It was an insult to say you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist historically has done.”
Entertainment Weekly noted that when performers like Madonna and Lady Gaga headlined the Super Bowl in 2012 and 2017 respectively, they were each given over 13 minutes to perform solo.
Still though, the comments have rubbed fans the wrong way but honestly, does anyone really think that J.Lo isn’t a troublesome diva? Let us know what you think in the comments.