J.Lo says she and Shakira plan to "bring something to this country that’s necessary" on Super Bowl Sunday.
J.Lo was interviewed by Robert Pattinson for Variety's Actors on Actors series, where the talk eventually turned to her co-headlining gig on the NFL's biggest night. She said she hopes the performance highlights the "worth and value" of the Latino culture.
"I'm putting it together now. Me and Shakira together. We're both excited to have been given the opportunity to do that, as two Latin women, in Miami," said Lopez, who them addressed some of the racist rhetoric against the community.
"I think it's important in this day and age for two Latin women to be standing on that stage — when Latinos are being treated a certain way in this country, or looked at a certain way — to show that we have a really specific and beautiful culture and worth and value, and we bring something to this country that’s necessary," she continued.
She continued, "I think that's going to be an amazing moment. That night, I want it to be a celebration of who we are. All of us, because we're in this together ... I want to bring everybody together in that moment."
The two will perform at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on February 2.
When the gig was first announced, Lopez said she was excited to perform with a "fellow Latina" and show "what us girls can do on the world's biggest stage."
Added Shakira, "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 -- and to top it off, on my birthday! This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!"