Jennifer Lopez reveals Bruce Springsteen called her after Super Bowl ‘Born in the USA’ performance

Jennifer Lopez has revealed that Bruce Springsteen called to congratulate her following her Super Bowl halftime show performance. 

The singer co-headlined with fellow Latin popstar Shakira at the sporting event, in a performance that took in a number of her biggest hits – but also a rendition of Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”. 

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Lopez said that she had called Springsteen to ask his permission to use the song. 

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He apparently called her after the performance to tell her he had “loved” it. 

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The stars of the Super Bowl halftime show glistened in gold and silver as they closed their performance, Shakira wearing an outfit complete with a cropped jacket, crop top, tassles and trainers, and Jennifer Lopez in a stunning bodysuit, with silver embellishments going down her leg.

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Shakira was a vision in red as she opened the show with her 2009 song ‘She Wolf’, surrounded by a horde of dancers similarly clad in scarlet ensembles.

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The singer transitioned into a crop top and skirt combo as she performed a solo belly dancing routine, before being joined by her dancers to sing her hit 2001 track ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

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Lopez began her portion of the show standing on a pole, in reference to her opening scene in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers. The singer wore a billowing, pink skirt with a leather, cut-out, studded bodysuit and matching thigh-high boots underneath.

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Just before she began singing her 2002 song ‘Jenny from the Block’, Lopez ripped her pink skirt away to reveal her entire leather ensemble in full, which she accessorised with a pair of silver, fingerless gloves.

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Before performing a mesmerising pole-dancing routine, Lopez removed her black outfit to reveal a silver, mirrored bodysuit underneath. She was surrounded by an array of dancers wearing white and silver ensembles.

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Lopez’s daughter, 11-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, made a surprise appearance during the evening’s proceedings, joining her mother to sing her 1999 song ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Lopez draped a feathered Puerto Rican flag around her as she joined her daughter on the stage while Muñiz and the other child performers wore white.

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The stars of the Super Bowl halftime show glistened in gold and silver as they closed their performance, Shakira wearing an outfit complete with a cropped jacket, crop top, tassles and trainers, and Jennifer Lopez in a stunning bodysuit, with silver embellishments going down her leg.

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Shakira was a vision in red as she opened the show with her 2009 song ‘She Wolf’, surrounded by a horde of dancers similarly clad in scarlet ensembles.

Getty Images

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The singer transitioned into a crop top and skirt combo as she performed a solo belly dancing routine, before being joined by her dancers to sing her hit 2001 track ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

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Lopez began her portion of the show standing on a pole, in reference to her opening scene in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers. The singer wore a billowing, pink skirt with a leather, cut-out, studded bodysuit and matching thigh-high boots underneath.

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Just before she began singing her 2002 song ‘Jenny from the Block’, Lopez ripped her pink skirt away to reveal her entire leather ensemble in full, which she accessorised with a pair of silver, fingerless gloves.

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Before performing a mesmerising pole-dancing routine, Lopez removed her black outfit to reveal a silver, mirrored bodysuit underneath. She was surrounded by an array of dancers wearing white and silver ensembles.

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Lopez’s daughter, 11-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, made a surprise appearance during the evening’s proceedings, joining her mother to sing her 1999 song ‘Let’s Get Loud’. Lopez draped a feathered Puerto Rican flag around her as she joined her daughter on the stage while Muñiz and the other child performers wore white.

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“He [Springsteen] called after the Super Bowl and he was like, ‘You girls can really sing and dance!’” Lopez recalled.

“He said him and his wife Patti loved hearing the song. He’s like, ‘It made our hearts leap with joy.’ So that was a great thing.” 

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Lopez also praised her daughter, Emme, who joined her for “Born in the USA”, commenting: “She has the performance gene. She doesn’t let it in her mind how big it is or how it scares you.”

“I think she gets amped,” she added. “She gets excited, but like a cute excited. I wish I felt more like her. I wish I didn’t realise all of the ramifications of all the thousands of things that could go wrong, which is what makes you nervous.

“But she has a good time with it, and I would never make her do it if she felt uncomfortable in any way.”

Read our review of the Super Bowl halftime show here.

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