Playing in the Super Bowl half-time show is potentially a nerve-wracking experience, even for seasoned artists like Shakira and J.Lo. The Colombian singer who absolutely killed her performance in the Super Bowl a couple of years back in Miami recently opened up about how tough things got just a couple of hours before the show. Apparently, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer wanted to make sure that she had fresh color on her hair when she stepped out on stage. That’s a smart thing to do you don’t want to look like you didn’t bring your A-game to the biggest stage of all. The problem was Shakira ended up putting hair dye on that turned her hair dark. That spiraled things almost out of control.
The Problem For Shakira Could’ve Been An Odd Reaction
For folks that don’t know hair dyes aren’t always an exact science. Not completing the process of dying your hair accordingly could result in The Joker-like green hair when you were trying to dye it blonde. Shakira said that the night before the Super Bowl she had planned out to get hair done. She used the same color hair dye that she always uses, but the results were nowhere near the same. She told Glamour UK,
“You wouldn’t believe what happened to me the night before the Super Bowl. So I was dying my hair the night before the Super Bowl, with the exact same hair dye that I use every time. And that night, my hair decided to turn black!”
The Colombian Singer Wasn’t Ready To Go Black In The Super Bowl
Shakira with black hair for the Super Bowl could’ve been a nice throwback for the fans that have followed the Colombian since the early days of her career. When she started out singing Spanish songs like, “Ciega, Sordomuda”, (by the way this song would never get released today taking shots at blind and deaf people) she generally had a dark hair base with braids, and some red lights. For the Super Bowl though she wanted to go blonde. So she and her hairstylist had to quickly figure out a way to get that done,
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“We had to dye it again, using 40 [volume] peroxide water. My scalp got really irritated,” she ultimately ended the story by saying, “A lot of stuff happened after that.”
The 4 most iconic photos of Shakira in the Super Bowl. 💅 pic.twitter.com/Qq6n22ZRXM
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— Shakira Galeria (@shakirafcbr) February 9, 2021
Shakira’s No Stranger To Bad Luck & Awkward Situations
In the interview, the singer would go on to say that she’s been through a lot with her hair. According to her if there’s one thing that has gotten her into trouble it’s precisely been her hair. We would’ve probably guessed her hips got her into more trouble than anything else, but ok. Shakira recently shared a story on her IG account where she detailed that she and her son Milan were attacked by wild boars in Barcelona. She presumably had to fight off the hogs to get her purse back. The singer is also dealing with some legal trouble over tax fraud in Spain. Stars don’t always have it easy!