There aren’t many who can brag about saying no to JAY-Z, but when you’re the Queen of Latin Pop you do what you want.
Gloria Estefan was among the top names expected to be a guest performer at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show after it was announced the spectacle – curated by JAY and headlined by top Latin divas Shakira and Jennifer Lopez – would take place in Miami on February 2.
However, despite her rumored involvement, it turns out the ‘Turn the Beat Around’ hitmaker turned down JAY-Z’s request to participate. Find out why inside:
When quizzed on her contribution to the highly anticipated showing, Estefan quickly shot down the whispers.
“JAY-Z called me and said, ‘You know something? I’m coming to Miami,’ and Gloria said, ‘I’m not going to the Super Bowl. I don’t want to do it!’” Emilio, 66, said.
As if that’s not enough, the Grammy winner added:
“Come on — those high-stress things? That’s a high stress thing. I’ve done them. I’ve done two. What would be the need [to have me]?” Gloria, 62, said.
“You already have two amazing headliners. And, I’ve been blessed to have already done it twice. It’s good. I’m really thrilled for Shakira and J-Lo that are going to be burning up the stage because those women are hot…”
Ultimately, Estefan cites having already performed at the Halftime show in 1992 and 1999 respectively as her reason to sit this one out. While we respect the news, we certainly are hoping she has a change of heart.
Gloria also concluded the chat by reminding viewers of her special connection to the ladies. Few fans know, but the Pop legend not only co-penned ‘Whenever, Wherever‘ for Shaki, but is also credited as the lead songwriter of La Lopez’s 1999 hit, ‘Let’s Get Loud.’
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