The Super Bowl finally put a halt to the 4-year decline in viewership, as an estimated 99.9 million people watched the Kansas City Chiefs mount a furious comeback to defeat the San Francisco 49ers.
A lot of people tuned in to watch Jennifer Lopez and Shakira perform during the halftime show, but it did not go off without controversy.
Over the weekend, Lopez defended her recent performance and outfits, which was criticized by some as being “too sexy.”
“I think that’s honestly silliness,” she told Variety‘s Marc Malkin at the Independent Spirit Awards.
“Both of us are really respectful performers who are moms and have kids and are very conscious of what we do,” Lopez said. “We (put on) a show that I believe was a celebration of women and our Latino culture that I think was really well reserved. And that small faction of people who want to be negative about it, I can’t even let in.”
“The message of standing up for yourself, being a women – that’s what I want to pass on to little girls – everything about you – be proud of it,” she said. “I’m very proud of the performance that night.”
As of Monday evening, their halftime show currently has 119 MILLION views on YouTube.