Jennifer Lopez is speaking out about her Super Bowl halftime show performance, reportedly saying that while "other people can try to build walls," unity makes the U.S. "truly great."
A day after taking the stage at Sunday's game alongside Shakira for an electric performance, Lopez wrote about the experience on Instagram.
"All I want my girls, the little girls on stage with me and all over the world to know is how to use their voices and be proud of everything they are," the "Ain't Your Mama" singer wrote to her more than 110 million followers.
"Other people can try to build walls, keep us out or put us in cages," Lopez wrote, according to multiple news reports. That portion of the caption no longer appeared on Lopez's post on Tuesday.
After singing a portion of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." during her Super Bowl appearance, Lopez — whose parents are Puerto Rican — wore an outfit bearing an image of the Puerto Rican flag on one side, and the U.S. flag on the other.
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All I want my girls, the little girls on stage with me and all over the world to know is how to use their voices and be proud of everything they are. We are proud to recognize that all of us together are what makes this beautiful country truly great. ✨❤️ #PepsiHalftime #LetsGetLoud #BornInTheUSA #SuperBowlLIV | Captured by @jasonbergh
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Another part of the show — the first Super Bowl halftime to be headlined by two Latinas — showed children sitting inside lit enclosures. Many social media users interpreted the set pieces as representing cages meant to protest President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
In her Instagram post, accompanied by a photo of her hugging her 11-year-old daughter, Emme, who also sang during the football performance, Lopez wrote, "We are proud to recognize that all of us together are what makes this beautiful country truly great."