The Biggest Moments of the 2020 Superbowl Halftime Show

Skye Hammonds

This year Shakira and Jennifer Lopez brought everything to their historic Superbowl Halftime Show last Sunday evening. Shakira started the show off in a glittery red outfit with an army of dancers by her side. Fun fact: It was her 43rd birthday! She sang a few of her biggest hits including “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie”. She even brought out a sparkly electric guitar. Soon after, the pop-star crowed surfed her way through a mosh pit. She also brought Bad Bunny to the stage and they sang a cover of “I like it” halfway through the set. What shocked fans the most was the “tongue flicking” movement she made into the camera. It affected people in many ways but many chose to find the humor in it by making  a meme about it. It’s actually a cultural reference and a celebration of Columbia’s culture and was never intended to offend anyone.

Soon after, Jennifer Lopez entered the stage opening her performance with a classic, “Jenny from the Block”.  She  too was surrounded by dancers and she wore a Versace black leather bodysuit with studs under a shiny pink skirt.  Later on, an unexpected guest took the spotlight; Emme, her 11-year-old daughter. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Emme and a chorus of girls joined together to sing “Let’s Get Loud” with Shakira on the drums. “#JLo brought her daughter out. That’s cute,” said one Twitter user. “That little girl can sing!” a second user said. During the song, Lopez reappeared draped in a large flag coat; one side featuring the red, white, and blue of the U.S. and the opposite side featuring the red, white, and blue of Puerto Rico to show support to the territory that was recently hit by an earthquake. Shakira and Lopez were the first Latin artists to co-headline America’s most-watched event. For the finale, dancers were thrown up into the air and the two singers closed the set with synchronized shimmies. While you can’t deny that their performance was, for some, highly controversial, together they made history.