Jennifer Lopez to open World Cup

2014-06-11 12:23

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New York – Jennifer Lopez told AP that she was flying to Brazil last night to perform during the Soccer World Cup’s opening ceremony in Brazil tomorrow, despite reports to the contrary.

“I’m coming. I leave tonight. We always were going,” she said. “I think people get anxious, especially with me and my schedule when I’m like, ‘Ah, OK, I can leave this day, that day, I don’t know if we can make it.’”

“People get nervous and I think it was a little bit premature to announce anything,” she said. “But we are definitely going.”

Fifa officials announced earlier this week that the singer wouldn’t perform the official tune We Are One (Ole Ola) alongside Pitbull and Claudia Leitte. But Lopez said they will perform before Brazil takes on Croatia at tomorrow’s opening game in São Paulo.

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Lopez said the World Cup song was orchestrated by Pitbull, who invited her to join on the track.

“I can’t take credit for this. This was one of Pitbull’s call-ins,” said Lopez, who has collaborated with the rapper on the hits On the Floor and Dance Again.

“He had this record and he’s like, ‘I think this record could be great for the World Cup,” she recalled. “He’s like, ‘Will you do it with me?’ And I go, ‘Yeah, of course.’”

Lopez added: “I’m so lucky that he gave me the opportunity.”

The 44-year-old singer is also busy promoting her new album, AKA, which is set to be released next week.

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