- Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show on Sunday.
- Many viewers turned moments from the halftime show into memes.
- The tongue movement Shakira made at the camera – called a zaghrouta – and Alex Rodriguez acting as a quintessential Instagram fiancé while Lopez performed, were among the show’s viral moments.
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Following Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl LIV performance, many viewers naturally took to the internet to share their reactions.
Several celebrities and fans called the show one of the best halftime performances in recent years, and many viewers are applauding the musical duo for putting on a show that was a celebration of Latinx culture and representation. The performance also made for a variety of memes.
On Twitter, Shakira’s tongue-rolling moment from the performance quickly took on a life of its own. While many people created memes of the sound the singer made with her tongue, some pointed out that Shakira’s expression was an example of a zaghrouta, which is a traditional way of showing happiness in Arab culture.
This is called zaghrouta. It is a way to express joy or happiness in Arab culture. Elements of it can also be found in other cultures even as far as music in the Balkans. https://t.co/bixdVn34vF
— Bozi Tatarevic (@BoziTatarevic) February 3, 2020
— chinchanpu (@alanalvto2) February 3, 2020
— Tori Ascends (@torrrrrencee) February 3, 2020
when willie wonka tells me the strawberries taste like strawberries and the snozberries taste like snozberries pic.twitter.com/BfhLwjKne3
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 3, 2020
— Sidharth Rao (@S_S_R_717) February 3, 2020
While Shakira took the spotlight with her “zaghrouta,” some viewers of the halftime show compared the duo’s performance to iconic outfits and characters from pop culture.
Shakira & JLo performing at the halftime show. pic.twitter.com/R6esCMV2cn
— Jake (@JakeConcentrate) February 3, 2020
— Anne Munition (@AnneMunition) February 3, 2020
shakira showin up to the halftime show in her gazelle outfit from zootopia pic.twitter.com/NvuqhJF3ta
— Jake Aboyoun (@jaakerz314) February 3, 2020
Alex Rodriguez, Lopez’s fiancé, tweeted a video of himself dancing along to Lopez’s performance of “On the Floor.”
AMAZING!! She ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED IT! Wow, that was so fun!
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) February 3, 2020
One viewer compared Rodriguez’s moment to Amy Poehler as Regina George’s mum in “Mean Girls.”
Live shot of A-Rod during the halftime show: pic.twitter.com/WMNgxcJShI
— Jared Freid (@jtrain56) February 3, 2020
Others poked fun at Rodriguez adorably supporting Lopez from the crowds.
**ARod in the crowd rn being the best Instagram husband** pic.twitter.com/qv6WeN4koT
— Gary Striewski (@garystriewski) February 3, 2020
— Brandon Platt (@BrandonPlatt02) February 3, 2020
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