Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show Performance

  • Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show Performance

Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show Performance

"We'll all be remembering Kobe on Sunday and we'll be celebrating life and celebrating diversity in this country", Shakira previously told a room of reporters ahead of the championship game.

And the first two Latinas to headline one of TV's most sought-after performance spots - Colombian singer Shakira, 43, and New York's Jennifer Lopez, 50 - didn't disappoint with a high-energy, 12-minute performance, even if they crammed a lot into their allotted time and went big on Hispanic influences. Not to mention, it was her birthday.

From tassels to denim, Jennifer Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 43, continued to twin after putting on an incredible halftime show at the Super Bowl LIV on February 2!

Contrary to what a few scandalized or confused people might have thought, however, she wasn't doing that to turn on sweaty, horny football fans.

Belly dancing is one element, as her impressively rippling midriff told us during her performance of hits like "Hips Don't Lie", but she also busted out with "Ojos Asi" during her performance, a song that contains Arabic lyrics. Shakira, whose father is Lebanese, likely performed the Zaghrouta to express her happiness of performing at the Super Bowl.

"Love how @shakira showed her middle eastern side!"

Near the end of the show, Jennifer's 11-year-old daughter Emme sang "Let's Get Loud" while sitting in a circular cage and other children were also seen in the cages.

The scene was widely viewed as her response to President Trump's immigration policies, but she hadn't said as much until now.

The celebratory noise is also connected to the "Son de Negros" dance that takes place at the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Barranquilla, Colombia, where Shakira is originally from.

It wasn't always something that both artists were sure they could achieve, but holding tight to their dreams made the night possible.