Jennifer Lopez’s frustration over co-headlining Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira

Jennifer Lopez’s new documentary has aired never-before-seen footage of the star complaining about sharing the Super Bowl stage with Shakira.

Jennifer Lopez wasn’t happy to share the coveted but notoriously short Super Bowl hiatus with Shakira.

In her new documentary PeaceJ.Lo is seen privately invading the Super Bowl organizers due to the stars’ double headline act in 2020, giving both women about six minutes for each of their sets.

Naturally, the performance turned out to be one of the most powerful pop culture moments in recent memory, and a huge win for Latina representation.

But if J.Lo had had her way, it would have been longer.

Netflix documentary Peace premiered at the Tribeca Festival this week, giving fans behind the curtain a glimpse of the singer’s response to being asked to prepare an act.

It sees Lopez initially frustrated with the amount of time the NFL gave her and Shakira to get their message across.

Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, appears in the documentary to explain that Super Bowl performers usually have the option of choosing which guests to bring out during their set.

“Usually you have one headliner at a Super Bowl. That headliner constructs a show, and if they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice,” he says in the film.

“It was an insult to say it took two Latinas to do the work one artist has historically done.”

In a phone call to Shakira, Lopez is seen suggesting that they divide their playtime equally.

“I know the Super Bowl people want us to be weaved through the show. I haven’t had confirmation yet on how many minutes I will have,” Shakira told Lopez on the phone.

Lopez replies, “Let me tackle that real quick. They said 12 minutes. I’ve got kind of a good confirmation that we can have an extra minute or two, so now we’re at about 13, 14 minutes. I think, Shakira, what we should have is you should have half the time and I should [have half]†

She later said that given it was a co-headlining set, they should have been given more time than a single headliner.

“If it was a double headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes. They should have fucking done that,” she said.

The doco, which premieres on Netflix on June 14, also sees Lopez struggle to mix several of her hit songs in the cramped space.

She continued to stress about the limited time, calling it “the worst idea in the world” to have co-headliners for the halftime show.

“We have six goddamn minutes. We’ve got 30 seconds of a song, and if we take a minute, that’s it, we’ve got five left,” she tells her conductor, Kim Burse.

“But there have to be certain songs that we sing. We have to have our singing moments. It won’t be a dance f***ing revue. We have to sing our message… This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world.”

The entire performance, including Lopez’ now 14-year-old daughter, Emme, sang a short cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA intertwined with Lopez’s hit song Let’s get loud earned the pair a lot of credit for embracing political undertones regarding race.

But it was also not without controversy, with Christian lobby groups deeming it “too sexy” for the Superbowl.

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