Gloria Estefan is completely happy she did not find yourself performing alongside Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for the 2020 Tremendous Bowl halftime present, particularly after watching Lopez air her frustration about having to share the stage with so little time to carry out. Estefan, who has carried out on the famed sporting occasion on multiple event, revealed that she turned down the efficiency throughout a current look on Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen. The Cuban singer advised the Bravo honcho “Look, that is the underside line. You will have little or no time, like 12 minutes or one thing, to get issues on and off the set,” Estefan, 64, defined. “So, may you do it with one particular person? Sure, however I believe they wished to throw a Miami and Latin extravaganza and so they tried to pack it as a lot as doable…OK, and picture what J.Lo would have mentioned if I used to be the third [performer]! I actually would come out, achieved ‘Shake Your Physique’ [‘Conga’] and out. It was their second. Plus, I did not need to go on a food regimen in December.”
Estefan was reacting to the feedback Lopez, 52, made in her new documentary Halftime, which chronicles the street to her large Tremendous Bowl efficiency. The movie opened on the Tribeca Movie Pageant earlier this month. Lopez argued that the NFL ought to have picked simply one in every of them to headline the present inside Miami’s Exhausting Rock Stadium. “That is the worst concept on the earth to have two individuals do the Tremendous Bowl,” she mentioned, noting she needed to reduce her efficiency quick to be able to accommodate “Hips Do not Lie” singer Shakira, 45. “That is one thing I’ve been working for and hoping for for years.”
Lopez’s supervisor, Benny Medina, shared comparable emotions. He added: “It was an insult to assume that you simply wanted two Latinas to do the job that one artist traditionally has achieved.”
Regardless, Estefan was happy with each ladies, even including in additional jokes about how the efficiency would have been dangerous timing for her. “Look, it is their second,” Estefan added. “They’re in a complete different factor. I’ve achieved a few Tremendous Bowls and I did not need to go on a food regimen in December. It was Christmas!”
Viewers additionally loved it. Per Selection, the halftime present set drew 103 million complete viewers on Fox, a 4& improve – or roughly 3 million extra viewers – than the earlier 12 months with Maroon 5.