Jennifer Lopez Nearing Deal To Headline Super Bowl 2020
By Katrina Nattress
September 8, 2019
Could Jennifer Lopez be headlining Super Bowl 2020? According to sources close to the pop star, it's very possible.
Multiple insiders recently told HollywoodLife that the singer was nearing a deal to play television's biggest live performance.
“Jennifer Lopez is excited to be in very serious talks to do the Super Bowl halftime show. The deal is extremely close to being done,” one source said. “She’s very excited at the thought of it all and knows she’d absolutely kill it and already is talking ideas on the show itself.”
The event takes place February 2, 2020 in Miami — a city close to Lopez' heart. “It’s in Miami, a place she absolutely loves, and seeing as she’s celebrating life all year long after turning 50, feels it would be a perfect fit,” the source said. In fact, the star celebrated her milestone birthday in the Magic City earlier this summer and previously lived there with her ex-husband Marc Anthony.
As far as performing the Super Bowl, “It’s always been a dream of [Jennifer’s] and she’s really hoping it all gets finalized soon but it sounds pretty promising from both sides of the conversations,” the insider continued.
“Jen has been wanting to do the Super Bowl Halftime Show forever but her career in TV and film and her touring schedule and Vegas residency has taken over her schedule to ever be able to say yes! But now everything is coming about and all together for this year to be the time for it to happen,” another source added. “It is absolutely a bucket list item for Jen and to do it in Miami would be the most special moment ever. It is pretty much a lock that she is going to do it and then her next big thing will be figuring out her wedding details. But a JLO Super Bowl is as good as gold, she’s ready!”
Back in July, Lopez directly addressed booking the coveted gig. "Yeah, we've thought about the Super Bowl and that it's in Miami is a big deal but we'll see," she said. "They make their own decisions over there."
Last month, Jay-Z announced a long-term partnership with the NFL as the football league's "live music entertainment strategist." When asked if Rihanna, who was rumored to play the Super Bowl, was in talks about headlining the halftime show, Hova was coy. "You have to ask her," he said. "That's a tough question."
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