Cardi B sends nothing but praises to Shakira and J.Lo in regards to their iconic 2020 Super Bowl Half Time Show.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez aka J.Lo, gave one of the highest acclaimed performances during their Super Bowl LIV Pepsi Halftime Show. And although these two women aren’t in their 20’s anymore, they showed the world that they can still score big in a stadium full of fans.
Shakira opened the show with a compilation of various hit singles throughout the years. One of which included an explosive cover of Cardi B’s “I Like It” which also samples the classic Spanish tune by Pete Rodriguez in 1967 titled, “I Like It Like That”.
The fans immediately were shocked that she would cover the hit song and Cardi B responded via an Instagram Live Session.
Cardi raved about how honored she was to be associated with veteran artists like Shakira and J. Lo.
”Shakira’s music was so powerful that it made all little girls want to be like her,” she said. “She came with the belly dancing era and everybody, like, in Washington Heights, in the Bronx, they wanted to be, like, belly dancers and everything,” she continued. “Even girls that don’t speak Spanish, or they don’t really know Spanish, they were just, like, belly dancing. It was just, like, a crazy era.”
Cardi B revealed that she was well aware that her song would be covered during the show was grateful to have such an iconic star do it on the world’s biggest stage. “I already knew that Shakira was going to perform ‘I Like It.’ For me to even know that she was going to perform ‘I Like It,’ I just be like, ‘Yo, that is crazy,'” she said. “I really grew up listening to these people and just seeing them in person, performing. That is beyond… like a blessing.”
Cardi B speaking about Shakira performing “I Like It” during the Super Bowl ✨ pic.twitter.com/BC4BcKhZf3
— Vanessa (@AyeVanezita) February 3, 2020
Some other tracks Shakira performed were classic hits including “Whenever, Wherever,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” and “Empire.” She also sang a duet cover with J.Lo of the songs, “Let’s Get Loud” and “Waka Waka“.
Shakira went on Twitter after the show to celebrate and express how much the moment meant to her, calling it “the best birthday gift.” She continued, “We Latinos climbed Kilimanjaro and made history tonight and we couldn’t have done it without all of you!”
And not to mention the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs was one of the most memorable NFL Super Bowl matches in football history.
What an amazing night for the performers, athletes, and fans alike!