Multiple sources have reported that Jennifer Lopez is negotiating with the NFL to headline next year’s halftime show.
Fans of the 50-year-old Lopez have expressed a desire to see the singer perform at the Superbowl for many years. And there is no better time and place for her to deliver the performance her fans crave than the 2020 Superbowl in Miami.
J-Lo and her fiance, Alex Rodriquez, are closely associated with the city of Miami. Rodriquez grew up in the city and the couple are known to vacation there often.
Lopez says she has dreamed of performing at the Superbowl for a long time. She says the fact that the game is being played in Miami makes the opportunity more attractive to her. She ended her comment by saying the final decision is up to the NFL.
Rap icon Jay-Z entered into an agreement with the NFL a month ago and enjoys influence over who will perform at the Superbowl. He was non-committal when asked about J-Lo performing at the Superbowl but says it would be interesting to see a halftime show performer with close ties to the city where the game is being played.
Jay-Z also said that he nor the NFL will move in a direction that will cause them to consider only hometown performers for future halftime Superbowl performances.
Lopez will have a number of guest performers to choose from if she secures next year’s Superbowl performance. Julio Iglesias and Pitbull are two Miami area artists that she has collaborated with in the past. J-Lo’s husband, Marc Anthony, is also a frequent visitor to Miami.
The current year has been a big one for Lopez. Rodriquez asked for her hand in marriage in March. Her ‘It’s My Party’ Tour entertained a global audience over the summer. And she is now the subject of Oscar talk for her role in ‘Hustlers.’
The list of music icons Lopez would join if she lands the Superbowl performance includes Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, and Katie Perry.
For now, fans of J-Lo will be eagerly awaiting a word from the NFL regarding who will be the halftime performer for next year’s Superbowl.