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Jennifer Lopez introduced her child, 14-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz, onstage using gender-neutral pronouns at the LA Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala Thursday night in Los Angeles.
“The last time we played together was in a big stadium like this, and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t,” Lopez told the crowd. “So it’s a very special occasion. They’re very, very busy. Reserved. And expensive.”
She added, “They cost me when they come out. But they’re worth every penny because they’re my all-time favorite duet partner. So if you’ll please me.”
Jennifer and Emme performed a version of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, with Emme carrying a sparkly rainbow microphone while wearing a hot pink blouse with matching shorts.
“Never mind my baby,” the proud mom said at the end of their heartwarming duet.
She shared a slew of photos from the benefit – which raised $3.6 million for local causes – on Twitter, including Emme sitting below the stage looking excited as she waited for the signal to start to sing.
Lopez, 52, performed with Emme for the first time since the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in 2020, all of which was filmed for her new Netflix documentary “Halftime.”
“‘Halftime’ offers an intimate behind-the-curtain glimpse revealing the grit and determination that made Jennifer Lopez the icon she is, from her performances on screen and on stages around the world, to her stage show. halftime of the Super Bowl, at the recent presidential inauguration,” a Tribeca Film Festival press release said.
JENNIFER LOPEZ SLAMS THE NFL FOR SHARING THE SCENE WITH SHAKIRA: ‘THE WORST IDEA IN THE WORLD’
“The documentary focuses on an international superstar who has inspired people for decades with his perseverance, creative genius and cultural contributions. And this is just the beginning.”
“All my life I’ve fought to be heard, to be seen, to be taken seriously,” Lopez said in the trailer.
A particular frustration for Lopez was having to share the stage with Shakira, primarily the time constraints that came with two headlining acts.
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“It’s the worst idea in the world to have two people for the Super Bowl,” Lopez told her music manager (via Sports Illustrated). “It was the worst idea in the world.”
“We’ve got six fucking minutes. We’ve got 30 seconds of a song, and if we take a minute, that’s it, we’ve got five left,” Lopez said in the documentary. “But, there’s got to be certain songs that we sing, though. We’ve got to have our singing moments. It’s not gonna be some fucking dance revue. We’ve got to sing our message.”
The singer’s manager, Bobby Medina, also had his frustrations with the NFL and the decision to have two headliners. at the 2020 halftime show.
“Typically you have a headliner at a Super Bowl,” Medina said in the documentary. “This headliner is building a show, and if they choose to have other guests, that’s their choice. It was an insult to say that you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist has done historically.”
“If it was going to be a double headliner, they should have given us 20 minutes,” Lopez said in the documentary. “That’s what they should have done.”
The NFL also attempted to have Lopez’s performance with the caged kids removed from the show.
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“We left rehearsal and I noticed everyone was freaking out, but I don’t know why,” Lopez said. “I get a call from Benny, and he says, ‘They want to remove the cages.’ That night, the top NFL brass saw him for the first time, and they were like, ‘Hey, you can’t do this.'”
However, Lopez went along with the idea anyway.
Jennifer shares twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony. She recently got engaged to Ben Affleck after a whirlwind romance that resumed after a 17-year hiatus.
Fox News’ Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.
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