She added: “It doesn’t really matter where you’re from, how old you are or where you come from, what matters is the message and what you have to say. We have a lot to say.”
Meanwhile, Lopez — who has twins Max and Emme, 12, with ex-husband Marc Anthony — has hailed the show as “very empowering,” pointing out it is the first time two Latinas will take the prestigious slot.
She said: “That statement alone to me is empowering. When I think of my daughter, when I think of all the little girls in the world, to be able to have that, to see that two Latinas are doing this in this country at this time, it’s just very empowering for us.”
The game will take place in Miami, which Shakira described as “so, so special.”
She explained: “Miami is a city full of energy, it’s an important nest for the Latino community and it’s been a viable city for me because a huge part of my career was forged here.”