Meme-worthy moment: Shakira’s tongue-wiggle at 2020 Super Bowl delights Twitter, inspires jokes
In the event, Shakira and Lopez showed that they could sing, belly dance, crowd surf, knee slide, pole dance and even play drums.
Latin singers Shakira and Jennifer Lopez teamed up to mesmerize the audience with their incredible performances at the Super Bowl Half Time Show in Miami. The duo showed that they could sing, belly dance, crowd surf, knee slide, pole dance and even play drums.
But the most meme-worthy moment was when Shakira stuck her tongue out and wiggled it at the camera, making a high-pitched trilling noise. Following that gesture, the Internet got its first meme of the Super Bowl and it quickly inspired a string of jokes, from comparisons to GIFs of Spongebob characters.
Take a look:
Not sure what Shakira did here but I’m still into it pic.twitter.com/xx2X7jxOOS— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 3, 2020
What babies see when I try to make them laugh pic.twitter.com/dYOKJZBnuI— ✨☁️OUTTA POCKET QUEEN☁️✨ (@missuniversal91) February 3, 2020
Shakira sound like Spongebob whenever he finna go jellyfishing pic.twitter.com/ifCHT0fxch— FATHER D ➐ (@ayosworIdd) February 3, 2020
Someone gif that Shakira tongue IMMEDIATELY— EE »//« (@ThePhenomenalEE) February 3, 2020
"Hola Miami!" shouted Shakira, opening the show with the disco strut of "She Wolf" before segueing to the grungy rock of Empire, and throwing in a few bars of Led Zeppelin's Kashmir as she wigged out on a black sequinned guitar, the BBC reported.
The singer paid tribute to various parts of her cultural heritage in her Super Bowl performance, from belly dancing to the Afro-Caribbean champeta.
The Super Bowl, which happened to occur on Shakira's 43rd birthday, saw the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers.
Shakira also brought out Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny to duet on a cover of Cardi B's I Like It, and wrapped up six minutes later with her biggest hit, Hips Don't Lie, while being carried across the audience on her back.
Jennifer Lopez, on the other hand, showed off her punchy, staccato dance moves; as well as the gravity-defying pole dancing skills. She was joined by Colombia's J Balvin to play Que Calor and Mi Gente. Later, her 11-year-old daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz, sang the club hit "Let's Get Loud".
During the show's only moment of political frisson, Emme sang the chorus of Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" while Lopez draped herself in a Puerto Rican flag, an apparent dig at the Donald Trump administration's handling of aid for the island after it was devastated by two hurricanes in 2017.