“It’s going to be on my birthday,” the star said of the big game, which will take place on Feb. 2, 2020, when Shak will turn 43. “I’ve always wanted to perform at the Super Bowl. I think it’s like the holy grail of the entertainment industry. It’s a sports event, but it has a huge relevance for us artists, and I think it’s going to be fantastic. And I’m going to be celebrating my birthday with 100 million people.”
During the interview, Shakira also revealed what it was like getting the call from Jay-Z, who’s producing the show, and spoke about what teaming up with J.Lo for the performance will mean for the Latin community around the globe.
“I feel that it’s going to be great because she also represents a really important part of the Latino community who lives in the U.S.,” she said. “And I think in a way, I feel that I’m representing another part of the Latin world, which is all those people around the globe who almost barely speak English. I think this is going to be an event to celebrate Latin culture and the importance of women, also, in the industry.”