Gloria Estefan Shades Jennifer Lopez Over Super Bowl Comments At Halftime

Gloria Estefan, left, and Jennifer Lopez (Picture: Frazer Harrison via Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)

Gloria Estefan, left, and Jennifer Lopez (Picture: Frazer Harrison via Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)

Gloria Estefan, left, and Jennifer Lopez (Picture: Frazer Harrison via Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)

Gloria will get you.

Gloria Estefan had no qualms having a little fun with actor-singer Jennifer Lopez on an episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” on Tuesday.

During one clip, Cohen asked the Cuban-American icon what she thought of the comments Lopez made about the Halftime Super Bowl Show 2020in which she performed with Colombian singer Shakira.

In her Netflix documentary ‘Halftime’, Lopez complained about the time pressure to share the stage, calling it “the worst idea in the world.”

In response, Estefan told Cohen she had been asked to join Lopez and Shakira on the Super Bowl stage, but turned down the offer.

“Look, this is the bottom line. You have very little time, about 12 minutes or so, to get things on and off the set,” explains Estefan. ‘So, could you do it with one person? Yes, but I think they wanted to give a Miami and Latin extravaganza, and they tried to pack it in as much as possible.”

And while Estefan said the women “killed it” and that it was a “great show,” the “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” lead singer also took the opportunity to throw a little shade on Lopez.

“OK, and imagine what J.Lo would have said if I was the third” [performer]† said Estefan, her eyes bulging out.

“I would literally come out, done with ‘come on, shake your body’!” Estefan joked, referring to the lyrics to her 1985 Miami Sound Machine hit, “Conga!”

Estefan went on to add that she has performed at a few Super Bowls and that Lopez and Shakira’s show was “their moment” to shine.

“In addition, I did not want to go on a diet in December,” said Estefan. “It’s Christmas!”

Lopez’s complaints about her Super Bowl performance in “Halftime” were directed not against Shakira but against the NFL.

Lopez manager Benny Medina shared his client’s frustrations with the NFL’s choice of a co-headlining appearance.

“Usually you have one headliner at a Super Bowl. That headliner builds a show, and if they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice,” he said. according to Entertainment Weekly† “It was an insult to say it took two Latinas to do the job one artist has historically done.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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