Jennifer Lopez to Perform at 2014 World Cup Opening Ceremony
Actress and singer, Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that she will be performing at the 2014 World Cup Ceremony in Brazil on Thursday night, June 12th.
The 44-year-old entertainer is known for her big stage production and international appeal, so this seems like a natural choice. "Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies. We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there," JLo's rep shared to People.
Jennifer Lopez told The Associated Press she is flying to Brazil to perform at the opening ceremony on Thursday. "I'm coming. I leave tonight. We always were going," she said. "I think people get anxious, especially with me and my schedule when I'm like, 'Ah, OK, I can leave this day, that day, I don't know if we can make it.'"
"People get nervous and I think it was a little bit premature to announce anything," she said. "But we are definitely going."
It is expected that Lopez will perform the official tune "We Are One (Ole Ola)" alongside Pitbull and Claudia Leitte. "I can't take credit for this. This was one of Pitbull's call-ins," said Lopez, who has collaborated with the rapper (Pitbull) on the hits "On the Floor" and "Dance Again."
"He had this record and he's like, 'I think this record could be great for the World Cup," she recalled. "He's like, 'Will you do it with me?' And I go, 'Yeah, of course.'" Lopez added: "I'm so lucky that he gave me the opportunity."