Gloria will get you.
Gloria Estefan had no qualms about poking fun at actress-singer Jennifer Lopez a bit during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Tuesday.
During one segment, Cohen asked the Cuban-American icon what she thought of the comments Lopez spoke about the 2020 Super Bowl halftime showin which she starred with Colombian singer Shakira.
In her Netflix documentary “Halftime,” Lopez complained about the time constraints of having to share the stage, calling it “the worst idea in the world”.
In response, Estefan told Cohen that he had been asked to join Lopez and Shakira on the Super Bowl stage, but rejected the offer.
“Look, that’s the bottom line. You have very little time, like 12 minutes or something like that, to get things up and down on set,” Estefan explained. “So could you do it with one person?” Yeah, but I think they wanted to do a Miami and Latin extravaganza, and they tried to pack it in as much as possible.
And though Estefan said the women “killed him” and it was an “incredible show,” the “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” singer also took the opportunity to throw some shade at Lopez.
“OK, and imagine what J.Lo would have said if I was the third [performer]!” said Estefan, gouging out his eyes.
“I would literally walk out, go ‘come on, shake your body’!” Estefan joked referring to the lyrics of his 1985 Miami Sound Machine hit, “Conga!”
Estefan then added that she had performed in a few Super Bowls and that Lopez and Shakira’s show was “their time” to shine.
“Also, I didn’t want to diet in December,” Estefan said. “It’s Christmas!”
Lopez’s complaints about her Super Bowl performance on “Halftime” weren’t aimed at Shakira but at the NFL.
Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, shared his client’s frustrations with the NFL’s choice of a co-headlining performance.
“Usually you have a headliner at a Super Bowl. That headliner builds a show, and if they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice,” he said. he declares, according to Entertainment Weekly. “It was an insult to say that you needed two Latinas to do the work that an artist has done historically.”