Gloria will get you.
Gloria Estefan did not hesitate to play a trick on the singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. during an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Tuesday.
During one of the segments, Cohen asked the Cuban-American icon what she thought of the comments. Lopez talks about the 2020 Super Bowl halftime showin which she performed with Colombian singer Shakira.
In his Netflix documentary Half Time, Lopez complained about the lack of time involved in having to share the stage, calling it “the worst idea in the world”.
In response, Estefan told Cohen that she was asked to join Lopez and Shakira on the Super Bowl stage, but declined the offer.
“Listen, this is the most important thing. You have very little time, about 12 minutes or so, to do things on and off the set,” Estefan explained. “So, could you do it with one person?” Yes, but I think they wanted to put on a Miami and Latin American extravaganza and they tried to package it the best they could.”
And while Estefan said the women “killed him” and that it was “an amazing show,” the Rhythm’s Gonna Get You singer also took the opportunity to tarnish Lopez.
“Okay, and imagine what J. Lo would say if I was the third [performer]!” Estefan said with her eyes wide.
“I would literally walk out, finish ‘come on shake your body,’ walk out!” Estefan joked, referring to the lyrics of her 1985 Miami Sound Machine hit “Conga!”.
Estefan then added that she had competed in several Super Bowls and that Lopez and Shakira’s show was “their moment” to shine.
“Besides, I didn’t want to go on a diet in December,” Estefan said. “Christmas!”
Lopez’s complaints about her Super Bowl performance in “The Break” were directed not to Shakira, but to the NFL.
Lopez’s manager Benny Medina shared his client’s frustration with the NFL’s choice of co-op.
“Usually you have one headliner at the Super Bowl. This headliner is building the show, and if he decides to invite other guests, that’s his choice,” he said. according to Entertainment Weekly. “It was an insult to say that you need two Hispanic women to do a job that has historically been done by one artist.”