Jennifer Lopez and Shakira set to headline Super Bowl halftime show
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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show.

The "Dinero" singer announced the news in a Thursday tweet, writing:

For last season's championship game in February, questions had been raised over which performers would accept the high-profile job amid the controversy surrounding former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The ex-San Francisco 49ers player was the first NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem in protest of social injustice — and he remains unsigned to a new team. 


Rihanna had reportedly rejected an offer to be the halftime show's headliner in support of Kaepernick.

Maroon 5, which ended up accepting the gig, defended the decision in interviews ahead of Super Bowl 53.

“I’m not in the right profession if I can’t handle a little bit of controversy," the band's lead singer, Adam Levine, said at the time.

The move for Lopez comes on the heels of an international concert tour and Oscar buzz surrounding her starring role in "Hustlers," released earlier this month.

Colombian-born "Hips Don't Lie" singer Shakira is a three-time Grammy Award winner and one of the world's best-selling entertainers.

Super Bowl 54 is poised to be played Feb. 2 in Miami.