Fans Are Calling out Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for Not Honoring Kobe Bryant During Their Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira could have nailed their total Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show efficiency however allegedly fell quick doing the one factor followers have been trying ahead to — paying tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.

Their upbeat and energetic efficiency appeared to haven’t included the commendation they’d deliberate for the NBA legend, who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash every week prior.

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez | Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Since many are sure the pop stars didn’t fulfill every little thing they promised throughout their efficiency, followers are, after all, heated and have been calling out the singers for going towards their phrase.

The singers claimed they’d a tribute deliberate for Bryant

While some followers are nonetheless be raving over J. Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl Halftime Show efficiency, others are outraged that the worldwide superstars did not pay tribute to Bryant throughout their 12-minute set.

The Latin powerhouses took the stage through the greatest sporting occasion of the yr to offer a efficiency many are calling “electrifying” and “one of the best Super Bowl Halftime Shows” to ever grace our televisions.

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Although their dazzling showcase was every little thing many people wished and extra, some followers have been satisfied the efficiency didn’t characteristic a tribute for Bryant, which each ladies promised throughout a pre-show press convention on Jan. 30.

“We’ll all be remembering Kobe on Sunday and celebrating life and diversity in this country,” the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer stated on the time. “I’m sure he’d be very proud to see the message we are trying to convey on stage that day.”

Following J. Lo and Shakira’s set on Feb. 2, just a few followers took to Twitter to name out the singers for not dwelling as much as their promise of paying homage to one of many biggest NBA gamers of all time.

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Kobe Bryant | Harry How/Getty Images

“So Jennifer Lopez and Shakira used that they were doing a tribute to Kobe Bryant as an excuse to get their views up during the halftime show not only that but then they proceeded to do NO Kobe Bryant tribute like they said they would…but are we surprised?” one particular person tweeted.

“Sooooo the Kobe Bryant Superbowl halftime tribute…. what channel was that on? @jlo @shakira y’all coming back on??” another person wrote.

Some are even slamming the NFL seeing as if they’ve but to honor Bryant’s legacy.

“Literally tho NFL hasn’t even done sh*t for Kobe Bryant yet, like I’m still waiting,” one other Twitter consumer expressed.

The tribute was somewhat extra delicate than anticipated

Although many are satisfied the tribute for Bryant didn’t even occur throughout this yr’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, it seems that J. Lo and Shakira did, in reality, honor his life and legacy throughout their efficiency.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the tribute got here towards the top of the efficiency when Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter, Emme, took the stage to carry out “Let’s Get Loud” alongside her mother.

As the mother-daughter duo sang collectively, a purple and yellow cross lit up the sector, that are the colours of Bryant’s longtime basketball workforce, The Los Angeles Lakers.

Although the tribute was neglected, J. Lo and Shakira nonetheless paid homage to Bryant, who tragically died on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash together with eight different people — together with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

While the tribute was somewhat extra delicate than others, Lopez and Shakira fulfilled their promise of delivering a “heartfelt” tribute to the NBA legend.

“We have to love people when they’re here and not wait,” the Hustlers actress stated through the press convention. “I think about Vanessa [Bryant] as a mom and losing her best friend and partner and losing her child, you know, how awful that must be for her right now, and I just wanted to send the message and praying God guides her through every moment because she has three more babies to take care of.”

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