Ah, the SuperBowl Half-Time show. What a great annual event that sparks loads and loads of epic moments in the history of sports, music, and even memes. Over the years, there has been a wide range of musical performers that have wowed, shocked, amazed, and occasionally revolted audiences with their performance. This year, the infamous Shakira and Jennifer Lopez dazzled audiences with a refreshing addition of girl power among musical performers that the world desperately needs right now.
Poor Shakira. She always seems to be the punchline of every possible joke the Internet can make about her, from mocking the way she sings to the tongue gesture she made during her SuperBowl Halftime performance this year. No matter the jokes made, however, Shakira always shines through, dancing like there's no tomorrow. The same can be said for Jennifer Lopez, another female Latina artist who consistently uses dancing to embrace the skin that she's in.
It seems possible that the reason so many articles about their 'inappropriate' outfits came out right after their performance was not due to the fact of they are Latina women, but the fact that they are proud Latina women. It is no secret that both musicians shake what their mamas gave them with great, big smiles and the confidence that many women may lack nowadays. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed some of their best hits with pride that shined through their entire performance, inspiring pride for themselves as artists in addition to the people watching at home that may not feel as bold as they do.
This year's SuperBowl Half-Time show united two Latina musical performers, but the confidence of their dance moves and voices, not to mention Shakira's pretty early stage dive into the arms of front-row audience members which is a classic move that still felt energetic when she did it. As a not always so confident young woman myself, it was refreshing to see two women joining their famous power together and give the performance everything they had to give and then some. While some may say that this year's performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira was 'provocative' and 'inappropriate', I will have to disagree.