Not Everyone ‘Super’ Happy With Super Bowl Halftime Performers

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:51 AM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 10:51 AM UTC

Not everyone is shaking with anticipation at the prospect of J-Lo and Shakira as the Super Bowl halftime performers. Some people are never happy, and J-Lo and Shakira already are  a better choice than Maroon 5. Right?
<p>Let’s face it, the NFL could have announced The Beatles were some how reuniting to play the Super Bowl halftime show and someone would complain about it.</p><p>“So ‘Yesterday,’” somebody would tweet.</p><p>“What, you couldn’t get Buddy Holley or Elvis,” another would snark.</p><p>The reactions have been decidedly mixed since it was announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are playing the big game on February 2 in Miami.</p><p>As expected, the performers are thrilled:</p><p>“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” Lopez said in a statement.</p><p>“I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world,” Shakira said, adding that the performance would happen on her birthday.</p><p>Among the criticism, were some choice words in tweets from Dee Snider, lead singer for Twisted Sister.</p><p>“WTF!? … Once again the great heavy music that rocks the stadiums week after week , game after game is completely ignored. I guess we don’t shake our ass enough,” Snider tweeted.</p><p>He did admit that he knows that her isn’t “popular enough for that slot. But Metallica …”</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;My point about this years &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@NFL&lt;/a&gt; halftime show isn’t a slight on &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/shakira?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@shakira&lt;/a&gt; or &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/JLo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@JLo&lt;/a&gt;, it’s frustration that week after week rock is the go to music during games but gets no respect when it comes to the Super Bowl! And I don’t think I’m popular enough for that slot. But &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/Metallica?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@Metallica&lt;/a&gt;...&lt;/p&gt;— Dee Snider (@deesnider) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/deesnider/status/1177440012851433472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;September 27, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>Another writer for “The Undefeated” website called Lopez and Shakira “legacy acts” and “safe choices.”</p><p>Uncle Luke, a Miami rap pioneer had some sharp criticism for Jay-Z and his entertainment company Roc Nation who this year partnered with the NFL to consult on booking live music performances for the league, including the Super Bowl. He said Jay-Z broke the G-Code. (That stands for gangster, not Google, BTW).</p><p>"I am so pissed right now, that I really wanna use some profanity but I got a lot of kids that follow me on Instagram," Uncle Luke said. He said the choice of Lopez and Shakira disrespected “all the African American entertainment in Miami.”</p><p>He cited Pitbull, Flo-Rida and Rick Ross as choices he and others in Miami expected to play the game.</p><p>Billboard magazine showed support for the choice saying a co-billed show is a “sensible option” an that “teaming two stars with Latin roots is a great fit for a Miami-based Super Bowl.”</p><p>The choice also prompted prop bets on <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4584&amp;book=BetOnline" target="_blank" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline </a>from possible wardrobe malfunction to guest artists.</p><p><strong>Who will show cleavage during performance?</strong></p><ul> <li>Shakira only cleavage +200</li> <li>J-Lo only cleavage +150</li> <li>Both cleavage +300</li> <li>Neither cleavage +200</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> J-Lo only</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will Enrique Iglesias make an appearance on stage?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes +300</li> <li>No -500</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> No</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will J.Lo do the Shakira hip shake?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes -150</li> <li>No +110</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> Hells YES!</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will Jay-Z be shown during broadcast?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes +200</li> <li>No -300</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> Nope</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will J-Lo show butt cleavage?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes -150</li> <li>No +110</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> Nope</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will Shakira and J-Lo both sing in Spanish?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes -500</li> <li>No +300</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> Most definitely</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will Shakira and J-Lo kiss?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes +700</li> <li>No -1500</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> Uh, no. This is the Super Bowl not the MTV Awards</p><p> </p><p><strong>Will there be a wardrobe malfunction?</strong></p><ul> <li>Yes +300</li> <li>No -500</li></ul><p><strong>OUR PICK:</strong> Uh, doubtful. We dare you to find a roll of tape in Miami that weekend.</p><p> </p>
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