3 Things We Learnt From Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bawl Performance

“Let’s show the world what two little Latin girls can do,” was Jennifer Lopez’s message to Shakira before the two powerhouses took to the stage for the Super Bowl Half-Time show. They more than delivered. Here, the key takeaways from their history-making performance.

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Shakira’s hips don’t lie

Shakira celebrated her 43rd birthday by performing for a crowd of 62,000 (plus some 100 million tuning in worldwide) at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Dressed in custom Dundas, she kicked off the show with high-energy renditions of her brilliantly bonkers Noughties hits “Hips Don’t Lie” and “She Wolf”, throwing in a guitar solo, a stage dive, and a viral tongue wagging moment that left the internet equal parts confused and thrilled. It was quite the party.

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J Lo’s back catalogue sounded better than ever

“Waiting for Tonight”, “Ain’t It Funny”, “Get Right”… After picking up the baton from Shakira, Lopez – clad in clinging Versace leather emblazoned with Swarovski crystals – treated the ecstatic crowd to a barnstorming mash-up of her greatest chart moments from the past 20 years. The only person who enjoyed it more than Lopez’s fiancé Alex Rodriguez was Cardi B, who was filmed singing along to “Jenny From The Block” in a VIP box.

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Lopez brought her Hustlers game to half-time

Lopez’s lauded turn as Ramona in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers may have been overlooked by the Academy, but the skills she picked up on set paid dividends when it came to her Super Bowl performance. The 50-year-old’s jaw-droppingly athletic pole dancing was as impressive as anything the Kansas City Chiefs did on the field.

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

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