This Is How Much It Meant to Cardi B to See Shakira Sing 'I Like It' at Super Bowl 2020

Shakira performing Cardi B's "I Like It" during the Super Bowl halftime show not only had Cardi up and dancing along, but also reflecting on the pinch-me moment. 

"I already knew that Shakira was going to perform 'I Like It.' For me to even know that she was going to perform 'I Like It,' I just be like, 'Yo, that sh-- is crazy,'" Cardi said during an Instagram Live video. "Do they even understand [that] I grew up listening to these people? This is crazy."

Cardi got emotional explaining the significance of watching Jennifer Lopez and Shak perform at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday and how the two Latin powerhouses -- who made history as the first two Latin female artists to co-headline a Super Bowl halftime show -- inspired her from a young age.

"There was a point where Shakira was so popular ... She was kinda like a punk rock-ish, pop, Spanish artist. And then she came with the belly dancing era and everybody, like, in Washington Heights, in the Bronx, they wanted to be, like, belly dancers and everything," Cardi shared. "Even girls that don't speak Spanish, or they don't really know Spanish, they were just, like, belly dancing. It was just, like, a crazy era."

The Colombian superstar brought out "I Like It" collaborator Bad Bunny to join her onstage for the performance.

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