Jennifer Lopez Breaks Down Her Entire Super Bowl Halftime Show from Pole to Daughter Duet

Jennifer Lopez Breaks Down Her Entire Super Bowl Halftime Show from Pole to Daughter Duet


-You sang
“Jenny From the Block.” -Yeah, we did “Jenny From
the Block.” We did “I’m Real.” No, we didn’t do “I’m Real.” We did “Ain’t It Funny.”
-Yes, you did. -We did a little bit
of “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” We did “Get Right,”
“Waiting for Tonight,” yeah. -And then —
-“On the Floor.” -Let’s just — I just want
to know every step of the way, ’cause I loved it. Honestly,
I was with my wife watching, and I saw Shakira, and I’m like,
“Phew, here comes” — And I’m nervous for you,
’cause I feel like — -‘Cause you know me.
-Yeah, man. And I’m like —
I feel like your brother. -You’re like, “Don’t mess it up! -“Come on, sis! Do it!”
you know? I’m like, “Come on.”
But I go, “Nancy,” I go, “Nancy, watch,
’cause this is — Watch –” -It’s worse
when you know the person. I’m telling you,
Alex was literally a zombie. He was like — [ Laughter ] And I’m walking around right
before I go out in that outfit, and I’m like, “You okay?” [ Laughter ]
-He’s the one who’s nervous. -He’s like, “Yeah, nah,
I’m great, I’m great, I’m great. It’s going to be great.” [ Laughing ] And then I see
a video of him that he posted where he’s like, “Baah!”
like, crazy! He was like,
“I had to let it out. I had to let it out.
I was so nervous.” -I know, I was like,
“Oh, ’cause here it comes.” -Yeah, go ahead. I didn’t mean
to interrupt your story. -No, my gosh, no.
This is exactly — This is what we want to hear,
because this happens — I’m so happy to have you here
to talk to you about this. You come out, and I was like, “Oh, she looks stunning,
gorgeous.” Is that the —
-Empire State Building. -Empire State Building, yeah. Like, you’re
on top of the world. -I wanted it to be like
women were on top of the world. We’re on top of the world
right now. [ Cheers and applause ] And I just start on top
of the Empire State Building and do “Jenny From the Block.”
-“Jenny From the Block.” -That’s what I wanted to do.
-Come on. Right? That’s what I’m talking about.
-You know, I’m a New York girl. -Absolutely. That was the best.
I love that. And are you nervous,
like, okay, like, where’s your foot gonna go?
Are you going to slip? Are you holding it?
-No, I’m good. No, I’m good. -Alright, so I was the only one
who was nervous. -See, because, like,
that’s what happens. Like right before you go on,
you’re like, “Okay,” you start getting
in, like, the zone. That’s why I’m, like,
doing all those crazy things and, like, my face is like
dead face and all. Because you have
to stay so calm. -No, but then you get off
of this thing, and I go, “Okay, okay, get off,
okay, don’t fall.” -“She didn’t fall.” Yay.
-‘Cause it’s all live. And then you’re like, “Oh –” You start going crazy.
I go, “Oh my God! Stop. Now, calm down.” And then you know
what you do to me? You do a cartwheel.
You do a cartwheel. I go, what is going
through your mind in this shot right here? -This was towards the end of
the performance where I danced with this Colombian dance group
called Swing Latino, who’s been on — Yes, who are amazing.
[ Cheers and applause ] And they’re
the only ones I trust to do these type of tricks with. But they turned me upside-down,
and I was like — And it was towards the end.
So I was like — -You already had the win.
You already had the win. You don’t need to do this.
-I wanted to do it. -Oh, my gosh.
-It was good. -No way that —
-Yeah, I wanted to do it. That was a good one.
-And then — And then when —
Dude, when you did — When you did your acrobatics
on the pole — -Yeah, that was the pole — That was “Waiting for Tonight.”
-Yep. -Yeah.
-I mean, look at that. That looks — That looks like — It looks like a painting. [ Cheers and applause ] -That was my little — That was
my little nod to “Hustlers.” -That was your little nod
to “Hustlers.” -My little nod to “Hustlers,”
you know? I was like,
“I learned some pole things. Let me see what I can do.
We can put it in there.” And I just felt again like
it was a very powerful move. It was like,
“Look, ma, no hands.” [ Laughter ] -But, man, oh, man,
you did that. You did like 100 things. I’m like, “Oh, my gosh.
Alright, now, good. We’re good. You did great. Just go. Stop.” -Yeah.
-And then you did the slide. -[ Laughs ] I did do the slide.
-The slide, that never-ending slide.
-Which Benny hates. My manager Benny, he’s like,
“Do you have to do the slide?” -Dude, run up
to the camera and, “fsss!” and slide?
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. -And you nailed it perfect. -It was my favorite. -Do we have a clip?
-It’s my favorite to do. -Here’s Jennifer Lopez
during the halftime show doing the slide. Check it out. ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Like a superhero. -Isn’t that neat? I have done — I used to do that in Vegas
occasionally. And every time I did it,
you know, there was a time
where I did kind of tumble. So Benny was always afraid,
like, I’m going to tumble and, like, roll. And I was like,
“No, no, I got it, I got it.” -“Don’t roll the dice on this,”
and you did, and it paid off. It was perfect.
-I did. It was good. -And then — And then it got — Really a beautiful moment when
your daughter sang with you. Emme came out. [ Cheers and applause ] -I know. -You got me, man.
You totally got me, ’cause I was like,
“Whoo-hoo! Yeah!” And then I’m like, “Aww, boy,”
I’m thinking about my girls. And you got me.
It was a roller coaster. And she’s beautiful. -Oh, my God. She is.
-And sang. Does she get nervous? -You know, no. She has the performance gene, you know, where it doesn’t —
She doesn’t let it in her mind, like, how big it is
or how it scares you. That’s what you have to do
when you’re up there, you know? You kind of have to control —
And she just — She has that gene, you know, the gene of, like,
“I’m comfortable up here.” -Yeah, “I know what I’m doing.”
-She doesn’t — You know, I think she gets
amped. She, like, gets excited. -Yeah.
-But like a cute excited. Like, I wish I felt
more like her, you know? I wish I didn’t realize
all of the ramifications of all the thousands of things
that can go wrong. Which is what makes you nervous.
-Yeah. -But she just —
She has a good time with it. And I would never make her do it if she felt uncomfortable
in any way, you know? -Absolutely.
-So she was — -She nailed it, and
she sang a little line from… -She was excited to do it.
-…”Born in the USA.” -“Born in the USA.”
-And I love that. I was like, “Oh,
that’s a little Bruce line.” -Yeah, Bruce. -Did you ask Bruce
for permission? -I did, I did, I did. And
he called after the Super Bowl, and he was like, “You girls
can really sing and dance.” -Oh, really?
[ Laughter ] He’s like, “I like that!
I like — You came out! That was great! I loved it! That was fantastic!” -He loved, he loved hearing — He said him and his wife, Patty,
loved hearing the song. He’s like, “It just —
It made us — our hearts — our hearts leap with joy,”
and he was really excited. So, that was a great thing. -I want to show. Here’s a clip. Here’s Jennifer Lopez
and her daughter Emme performing at the Super Bowl
halftime show. Look at this. -♪ Come on, people,
let’s get loud ♪ -♪ Let’s get loud ♪ Latinos! -♪ Born in the USA, I was ♪ -♪ Let’s get loud ♪ -♪ Born in the USA ♪
-Ladies! ♪ Let’s get loud ♪ -You can’t stop being legendary!
[ Cheers and Applause ] That was iconic!
-Thank you.

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