Why Shakira Refused To Sing Bruce Springsteen’s Song

Famous singer Jennifer Lopez recently reflected on why Shakira didn’t want to perform a Bruce Springsteen classic with her during their concert at The Super Bowl LIV halftime show. Lopez shared her thoughts about that situation and the details behind Shakira’s rejection.

2020’s The Super Bowl LIV halftime show took place on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Shakira and Lopez were the co-headliners, and special guests, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Lopez’s daughter Emme Muñiz also performed. The two musicians played their greatest hits in the critically acclaimed show, such as ‘She Wolf,’ ‘Hips Don’t Lie,’ ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘On the Floor,’ and many more.

In addition to these works, JLO wanted to close the performance with Bruce Springsteen’s iconic song ‘Born in the USA,’ released on the album of the same name on June 4, 1984. However, Shakira turned down this offer, and Lopez sang it with her daughter while the singer was accompanying them by playing drums. Her choosing to stay behind drew significant attention, especially after Lopez’s statement about that.

Many sources emphasized that Shakira didn’t wish to sing ‘Born in the USA’ as a person born in Barranquilla, Colombia, so it was a choice about her upbringing and country. Then, Lopez stated that performing the song with Emme, a Latin American teenager, by describing it as a powerful message of equality and unity. Sharika hasn’t responded to these claims yet, and the fans also wonder about Springsteen’s reaction.

Lopez shared her ideas, saying:

“I thought it’s much more powerful if my daughter sings ‘Born in the USA’ as a Latina teenager.”

You can watch the performance below.