Shakira is offering all the details about how she was approached by Jay-Z to do one of the biggest concert shows on television. The event will see her share next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show stage with Jennifer Lopez. The “Hips Don’t Lie” hitmaker will even be celebrating her 43rd birthday at the event.
Speaking to Zan Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Shakira dished out on the highly-anticipated performance. The songstress delved into how she landed the gig and how much this matters to Latin culture.
The songstress discussed the upcoming performance and the significance it holds to Latin culture during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Tuesday.
“I’ve always wanted to perform at the Super Bowl. I think it’s like the Holy Grail of the entertainment industry,” Shakira admitted. “It’s a sports event, but it has a huge relevance for us artists, and I think it’s going to be fantastic. And, I’m going to be celebrating my birthday with 100 million people. A small party. It’s surreal.”
As for how she landed the massive gig. The singer revealed what Jay-Z said to convince her to do the show. Jay-Z and his Roc Nation agency are producing the 2020 Halftime Show.
“He called me, and he asked me if I wanted to be a part of that. And, of course, I didn’t hesitate,” Shakira said. “I said, ‘Of course, count on me.’” She then says that pairing up with J.Lo is perfect as both of them represent the different facets of the Latino community.