Shakira did not only sing her biggest hits, such as “Waka Waka” and “Hips Don’t Lie,” but she also paid tribute to her Colombian/Lebanese roots by incorporating traditional dance moves from both countries. Lopez also used her stage time to proudly flaunt where she’s from by wearing a coat that had both the Puerto Rican and U.S. flag imprinted on it.
But despite the epic 15-minute performance, many fans had one question: “Where was Pitbull?”
He’s a Miami-born Cuban-American singer, he’s recorded songs with both Shakira and Lopez, including “On The Floor,” which she performed at the halftime show, and he’s known as Mr. 305. For fans, it only made perfect sense for Pitbull to make a cameo at the Super Bowl Halftime show, which took place in his hometown.
He may not have been in the official halftime show, but Pit did help kick off Super Bowl 54 at the NFL’s Tailgate Tropicale concert. He also made a cameo in an action-packed Super Bowl commercial for the Hard Rock Hotel with Lopez, DJ Khaled, and others.
See some reactions to Pitbull’s absence below.
— mariaa (@mariaarnez12) February 3, 2020
— Brian Blake (@BrianOBlake) February 3, 2020
— Orko Manna (@orko_manna) February 2, 2020
I LOST $200,000 BECAUSE I BET THAT PITBULL WOULD FEAT. ON 2 SUPERBOWL SONGS
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) February 3, 2020
— ??????? (@fuckpants_) February 3, 2020
— ??? (@moongirry) February 3, 2020
Pitbull after not being invited to perform at the SuperBowl with JLo. pic.twitter.com/2vjjyGAsG3
— Rob. (@robdean94) February 3, 2020
Everyone complaining about Pitbull not being in the Super Bowl
Did we all forget that he’s currently preparing for the biggest performance of his career
Mississippi Valley Fair
— drabs (@darbyakamimi923) February 3, 2020
You mean to tell me the super bowl was in Miami, and Jlo and Shakira performed, and neither of them brought out Mr. 305 Pitbull pic.twitter.com/taZF3BoGD7
— sonia (@sxniabh) February 3, 2020
You’re telling me they left Pitbull – THE Mr. 305, AKA Lil’ Chico, AKA Mr. Worldwide – out of the Miami Super Bowl halftime show? pic.twitter.com/Y316jE16iR
— Ashley Washburn (@ashleyjwashburn) February 3, 2020
— Daniel Guerrero (@TheDanGuerrero) February 3, 2020
This is THE BIGGEST SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW SNUB IN HISTORY. HOW CAN YOU NOT HAVE PITBULL AS A GUEST
— Ryan Callear (@ry_callear) February 3, 2020