Wendy Williams Thinks Shakira Should Sit On The Sidelines At The Super Bowl Halftime Show And Here’s Why
Fans may be cheering the announcement that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform the Super Bowl LIV halftime show as a touchdown, but daytime talk show host Wendy Williams thinks that at least one part of the duo should be kicked to the sidelines. The outspoken host and author, known for the Hot Topics segment of The Wendy Williams Show, addressed the announcement during her Sept. 30 show, and she made it clear that she was not a fan of Shakira taking the stage in 2020.
Wendy Williams is no fan of Shakira and she made that crystal clear in her ‘Hot Topics’ segment on Monday.
In her ‘Hot Topics’ segment of her show, Wendy had this to say about the Super Bowl halftime show: “No offense to Shakira, but I think Jen could’ve handled this on her own.”
Williams added, “Just saying, because how long is the halftime show going to be? Jen’s got a lot of hits, Shakira’s got a lot of hits… I know more about Jen than I do about Shakira, although Shakira’s an international superstar — I just wish Jen’s performance wasn’t interrupted.”
Despite the controversy, Wendy Williams is standing by her opinion that Jennifer Lopez should perform the Super Bowl show solo!
According to friends, Wendy Williams is and always has been a huge supporter of Jennifer Lopez, which is why she didn’t find any issue with her comments about the Super Bowl halftime show. Apparently, Wendy is crazy about JLo — she’s a super-fan, and that’s all this was about.
A separate source told TMZ that, “She stands by what she said because she thinks JLo is such a huge name and doesn’t need anybody else to co-headline with her. Wendy just doesn’t understand why the NFL felt the need to choose more than one artist to perform seeing as JLo’s star power is more than enough to handle the gig solo.”
But the damage is done. Shakira fans are savaging Wendy Williams online.
Now, of course, we don’t condone violence of any nature but we can see where the rage is coming from. Shakira is a major super star in her own right and she definitely can hold her own alongside Jennifer Lopez.
While others wanted to remind Wendy of Shakira’s truly epic success.
Shakira is the best selling Latina artist in the USA and globally. Her 2017 album was her most streamed one of all time and won her four Grammys. Not to mention she’s consistently in the top five most streamed artists on YouTube.
Here are just a few more highlights of Shakira’s immense success.
Shakira is credited with bridging the gap between Spanish-language and English-language pop with her 2001 album, ‘Laundry Service’.
Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, which featured a South African band Freshlyground, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads. With over 2 billion views, it is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube.
Not to mention, she has four of the twenty top-selling hits of the 2000s, more than any other artist – and yes, more than Jennifer Lopez.