A trio divided. Gloria Estefan has formed separate friendships with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira — which made headlines due to a performance at the 2020 Super Bowl.After being named co-headliners for the sporting event, Lopez and Shakira both opened up about their plans to celebrate their Latin culture on the big night.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in December 2019, the New York native teased that she and Shakira would “bring the flavor” to the Super Bowl.The Hustlers actress also explained how having the career milestone on her birthday added a level of importance to the performance. “I feel that’s going to be great because [Shakira] also represents a really important part of the Latino community who lives in the U.S. — who’s being born and raised in the U.S. — and in a way, I feel that I’m representing another part of the Latin world, which is all those people around the globe who barely speak English and a huge portion of the demographic that also arrived in the U.S.
with the American dream,” Lopez told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 at the time.She added: “I think this is gonna be an event to celebrate Latin culture and the importance of women also in the industry.”Estefan, for her part, publicly supported Lopez and Shakira ahead of the accomplishment. “I think it belongs to younger generations to come out there and kick some butt, and I think they’re going to do amazing.
I mean, J. Lo and Shakira — it doesn’t get better than that,” she exclusively told Us Weekly in December 2019. “I think it belongs to younger generations to come out there and kick some butt, and I think they’re going to do amazing.Read more on usmagazine.com