Did Jennifer Lopez shade the Oscars during her Super Bowl halftime performance? That’s what some fans on Twitter think.
Here’s what happened: Midway through the pop icon’s set, she did a pole dance to her hit nineties song “Waiting for Tonight.” She killed it, obviously, and that’s largely because she completed serious pole dancing training for her performance in the 2019 movie Hustlers. Her turn as Ramona in that movie generated Lopez serious awards season buzz. Many thought she was a shoe-in for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, but she was snubbed.
So it’s funny that Lopez busted out one of the skills she was lauded for in Hustlers during her Super Bowl halftime show. “Jennifer Lopez started her Super Bowl halftime performance on a pole to remind the Oscars how badly they messed up by not nominating her for Hustlers,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote, “J.Lo said, ‘I trained for MONTHS for Hustlers and didn’t get an Oscar nom. I am getting on the poll at the #SuperBowl and you can’t stop me.'”
Read some more reactions from fans who were on this same page, below:
“I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world—and to top it off, on my birthday. This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!” Shakira said when it was announced she and Lopez were headlining, while Lopez said, “Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the halftime show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl. And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th anniversary, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”