Super Bowl LIV: Shakira proves she's still got what it takes to rock the stage, even at 43
In the much-anticipated halftime show, Shakira kicked off with 'She Wolf' followed by several other hits
Fans across Twitter were loud about what songs they wanted to hear, and they were not going to be let down!
Shakira kicked off her halftime performance with one of her classics 'She Wolf' and tantalized viewers with her signature belly dance moves full with a rope. Most were quick to point out that she was, in fact, lip syncing — probably to Lady Gaga's chagrin — but for many, it does not matter. Shakira is a true performer and knows how to put on a show — whether her mic is on or not.
Celebrities are already tweeting their love for Shakira, including Kim Kardashain West who had this to say: "OMG @shakira!!!!! she looks so beautiful!"
Many were surprised to see the singer pick up a guitar and rock out, but Shakira is known to enjoy busting out some tunes on an electric at all her major performances.
Many fans took to Twitter to complain about the singer's wardrobe. While some complained about such revealing outfits being inappropriate for a 'family show', others spoke about how dated the outfit looked. Shakira has worn similar outfits in past performances. So it's an understandable issue to take — a show as big as this certainly means pulling out all the stops, including updating the wardrobe of one of the top performers of the night.
Nevertheless, at 43, the Colombian star is inspiring fans across the world to shake those hips and "put down these mozzarella sticks", according to Kelly Crandall.
One user quips, "JLo and Shakira's abs have abs". Much like with her lip-syncing, it would appear most fans aren't too upset about the wardrobe choices. After all, it is Shakira they are here to see.
Not to miss the underlying political sentiments in this halftime show, Derrick Clifton tweets: "JLo and Shakira closed w/ a feminist, pro-Latinx, political statement on the power of amplifying women's voices. PLUS: Considering the callous disregard from the president on immigration and disaster aid, the Puerto Rican flag wardrobe is no accident."
Many users have pointed out that amidst a border crisis where children are being detained based on their ethnicity, the 2020 Super Bowl has a record number of Latino performers including Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, J Balvin and Pitbull.