LOS ANGELES -- Super Bowl LIV is just weeks away, but the Super Bowl halftime show performance isn’t quite ready.
As you know, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have been tapped to deliver the biggest concert of the year.
Sources exclusively tell Diversity New's Showbiz Central that things aren’t going exactly as planned and that interactions are ‘icy’ between the two performers.
“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 continues,
“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.”
As for why the ladies aren’t really getting along, our source says it’s because Shakira wasn’t initially part of the show.
“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.”
We’re sure both Jennifer and Shakira will pull it together in time to deliver a fantastic show, but we’d be lying if we didn’t say we were questioning how they’d perform their music together. We’ll have to watch and see.