Shakira to honour Latin community during Super Bowl performance


Shakira will honour her Latino roots when she performs during the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.

The Whenever, Wherever hitmaker will co-headline the halftime entertainment with superstar Jennifer Lopez, and the singer has revealed she plans to showcase her community when she takes the stage.

Telling The Associated Press she was fulfilling a dream which also had "a very important purpose", Shakira explained: "To celebrate that culture, to showcase it in a country where Latinos have also struggled a lot... I feel really humbled and with a great responsibility in my hands to represent the Latino community."

The Grammy Award-winning star will celebrate her 43rd birthday as she performs at the event, and Lopez, 50, revealed in a separate interview the pair are already hard at work planning the extravaganza, as they want to deliver a performance to remember.

"I have been doing a lot of meetings about the Super Bowl, been prepping and hiring the people and putting concepts and ideas for the show together," the Hustlers star teased in a chat with U.S. TV show Extra. "Shakira and I have spoken a few times already. She's putting her thing together, I'm putting my thing together, thinking about who we want to join us on stage, if we want that..."

She added: "We are super excited. We want to make a beautiful, impactful, enjoyable, fun show for everybody. We want to bring everybody together. That's the point."

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