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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's Super Bowl Halftime Performance Elicits Mixed Reactions from Fans

Jaimie-lee Prince
Feb 05, 2020
01:00 A.M.
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Even before Jennifer Lopez and Shakira left the stage at the Super Bowl, fans were already giving their input online. While there was some positive feedback, there were quite a few passionate criticisms.


On Sunday night, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira headlined for the Super Bowl LIV in front of a packed crowd at the Miami Hard Rock Stadium. Both women have delivered several hit songs over the years. 

They're also both known for their iconic performances. Still, social media had a lot to say during and after the highly anticipated event. The reactions are found below. 

Shakira's hips don't lie

Shakira, 43, was the first beloved Latina who took to the stage. With her belly-dancing prowess, the megastar sang monster hits, including "She Wolf" and "Hips Don't Lie." 


Of course, Shakira made sure to do a lot of hip-shaking to the delight of fans and viewers all over the world. Unfortunately, people noticed that there might have been some lip-syncing in there are well.


J-Lo gives voice and a view

Lopez, 50, was up next. The songstress busted out a few of her well-known tunes, including "Jenny From the Block," "Ain't It Funny," and "Get Right." 


While there didn't seem to be any lip-synching accusations for Lopez, people were more appalled by something else: the fact that there was pole dancing used in abundance. 


Viewers call them out

Of course, you might recall that Lopez starred in the film "Hustlers" last year and garnered much praise and a couple of awards for her role as Ramona. 


Although people praised Lopez for her acting, they didn't necessarily want to see her put her pole dancing skills on display at the family-oriented halftime show. 


Overall, many found that there was too much sexualization from the women; ranging from their glittery outfits, which showed off ample skin and was somewhat suggestive. 


To the way they danced and shook their assets — it was simply too much for some. At least, in the end, the women came together to close out the show.


Lady Gaga's warning and praise

Afterward, Lady Gaga, who performed for the pre-Super Bowl concert, commended the two women for their performances. However, she did warn them about lip-syncing beforehand.

To be fair, the challenge of singing and dancing at the same time is not an easy one. Even the biggest musicians haven't always been able to conquer such a feat. 


J-Lo was ready for this


week ahead

of the show, Lopez expressed her excitement during an interview with Vanity Fair. At the time, the mother-of-two


it was "a perfect moment in [her] life." 

She added that the opportunity to perform was "a blessing," and she was happy to be able to share such positivity. Too bad the internet didn't give her the same energy. Or maybe their opinions were justified?