"Such powerful sexy women!!!! On camera and off!!!!!" exclaimed Lady Gaga.
While millions of viewers tuned into the Super Bowl to watch the San Francisco 49ers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs, one thing that's sure to have people talking all week is Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's halftime performance.
The pair hit the stage on Sunday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, with a dual performance celebrating women and the Latino community, as this is the first time two Latina women -- J.Lo is Puerto Rican, Shakira is Colombian -- have headlined the 12-minute show. It was also the first halftime show produced by Jay-Z and Roc Nation.
Rocking a short sparkly red mini from Dundas, Shakira kicked off the performance with "She Wolf," flanked by an army of dancers, before she picked up a guitar and rocked out to "Empire." The singer then tied herself up with a giant rope before launching into "Whenever, Wherever", before Bad Bunny joined her on stage to do a little "I Like It" and "Chantaje."
It was then time for her to really shake her body to "Hips Don't Lie," as fireworks went off to the beat.
J.Lo -- rocking Versace -- then entered on a pole, ripped off her dress and roared into "Jenny from the Block," before she was surrounded by male backup dancers with canes and leather skirts who joined her for "Get Right." She then got back up on the pole and pulled off some very impressive "Hustlers" moves as the green lasers turned on to launch her into "Waiting for Tonight." J Balvin also popped out briefly for "Mi Gente."
That was followed by dance breaks to "Booty" and "Love Don't Cost a Thing," before she got back on the mic for "On the Floor." Her daughter Emme then began singing "Let's Get Loud" as a troupe of young female dancers -- who began in cages, a nod to the border crisis -- joined them on stage, with Shakira on the drums. The two women then danced together, "Waka Waka" played, J.Lo donned a cape with both the Puerto Rican and American flags to "Born In the U.S.A." and hugged after bringing it home.
"Thank you to my incredible team for the most epic halftime I could have ever imagined," Lopez tweeted after the show, along with photos of her favorite moments. "I love you guys so much #SBLIV #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime"
"Thank you @jlo for a night that shows how much Latinos have to offer," added Shakira, who also thanked her fans. "The best birthday gift has been the support of all my fans and the most amazing and hardworking team an artist could wish for. We Latinos climbed Kilimanjaro and made history tonight and we couldn't have done it without all of you!"
El mejor regalo de cumpleaños ha sido sentir el apoyo de todos mis fans y el más increíble y ético equipo de trabajo que una artista puede desear. Hemos escalado el Kilimanjaro y los latinos hemos hecho historia esta noche. No lo hubiéramos logrado sin ustedes!! pic.twitter.com/LDsBffgRCV
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister was one of the few who openly criticized the performance, after previously expressing frustration that rock acts aren't asked to do the halftime show.
"I'll let the reviews of this halftime show speak for themselves. @NFL," he tweeted. Retweeting a response reading "It wasn't the worst half time show!" he added, "High praise indeed! 'It wasn't the worst meal I ever ate!'" He later added, Beginning to pole humping, ass slapping, ass shaking end. If that's the requirements for a half-time show, none of the rock bands I know can or will do that. #justsayin"
Beginning to pole humping, ass slapping, ass shaking end. If that's the requirements for a half-time show, none of the rock bands I know can or will do that. #justsayin https://t.co/Cyv2zl1Dua
Here's how Hollywood celebrated the two women after their performance:
. @JLo and @shakira and all the special guests were so incredible!!! What a fun halftime show I danced and smiled the whole time. Such powerful sexy women!!!! On camera and off!!!!! Love you beautiful sexy talented women 💕💋 #SuperBowlHalftimeShow #SuperBowl
Damn!!! That halftime show.. incredible to see such powerful women coming together for such an incredible performance. @shakira u were so fierce!!! @JLo I have no words. We r not worthy! Incredible! #HalftimeShow #SuperBowl2020
Shakira and J Lo both did incredible in their performances in my opinion! But can we talk about how both of these women do not age whatsoever! I am captivated by there dancing and their stage performances. Wow!! Congratulations #SuperBowl
#Shakira and #JLoSuperBowl just fantastic! What a show of talent, strength, athleticism, and beauty!! Astonishing! I'm so happy for both of them and their fans, who have waited a long time to see them conquer the world.
Haters be 30 yr olds WISHING they looked as good as @JLo at 50. I love it. It's her time. She works her ass off to get results like this. And it shows. Love these women. Don't be jealous. Get yo ass to a gym!!! Plus she freaks the old men out who think women have a shelf life. 😂 https://t.co/4SqhiPy5Ll