From the moment Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were announced as the Pepsi’s Halftime Show entertainment at Super Bowl LIV, fans were heavily anticipating what these two dynamic superstars would be bringing to the largest entertainment stage on the world. B Scott is now reporting though, that the time constraints and personality conflicts that are arising may be causing even more heat between the superstars than already expected in the steamy city of Miami.
It seems that one reason the ladies may be running into some problems is due to the notoriously tight timeframes that performers are asked to fit their performances in for Super Bowl Halftime Shows. With two superstars of this caliber performing, it seems to be proving especially problematic. “As usual with these Super Bowl performances, the performers are having trouble fitting their set into the time constraints. Right now, the halftime show in the works is running way longer than the allotted time. The NFL, along with the powers-that-be are trying to solve the issue.”
The source indicates that interactions between the ladies are “icy” right now and a large part of that can be attributed to the fact that Shakira was not initially supposed to be part of the Halftime Show. “To make matters worse, both Jennifer Lopez and Shakira aren’t exactly ‘cozy.’ There were initial plans for them to perform a significant portion of the halftime show together — but that’s out the window. As of now, they’re just planning to appear briefly together at the end of the set. There isn’t any real feud, but there’s definitely a chill in the air between the two stars.” The source continues “They’re telling everyone that limiting how much time Jennifer and Shakira spend on stage together has a lot to do with their different styles of music, but others close to production say that it has more to do with the fact that Jennifer was forced into sharing the performance with Shakira in the first place. Initially, she believed the halftime show was hers alone — only to have the NFL and Pepsi (the Super Bowl halftime show sponsor) add Shakira later.
From Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake (with a litany of pop stars) to Madonna (alongside Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.) having music superstars teaming up at the Super Bowl (along with some surprises) is now considered part of the excitement of Super Bowl Sunday. Something tells me that rehearsal strife notwithstanding, two of the biggest musical superstars in the world will be able to bring their signature scorching performance styles to the biggest stage in the world in a few short weeks.
Super Bowl LIV Airs Sunday February 2nd @ 6:30 pm (check local listings)
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