The biggest night in the sporting calendar arrived once again on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs took on the Francisco 49ers in the 54th annual Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
But we all know that the Super Bowl is as much as about the music as it is football. And Sunday night's long-awaited half-time show performance has got everyone talking so much so that the entire internet is now filled with J-Lo and Shakira memes.
Keep scrolling to see why they didn't get paid...
Shakira and JLo took on this year's halftime show.
via: Getty ImagesThe show marked the first time the music icons have performed on stage together.
Both stars offered their thoughts on taking to the stage together.
via: Getty Images"Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the halftime show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl," Jennifer Lopez said. "And now it's made even more special not only because it's the NFL's 100th season, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can't wait to show what us girls can do on the world's biggest stage."
And their performance got everyone talking.
via: TwitterAnticipation was sky high and it seems everyone has been saying the same thing about the pair's long-awaited performance - and let's just say Twitter had a lot to say about it!
On singing along.
Shakira: There’s a she wolf in the closet let it out so it breathe Me: https://t.co/ILxVbHf5YD— jonny🍏 (@jonny🍏)1580692340.0
J. Lo saying “fuck your Oscar nomination.”— roxane gay (@roxane gay)1580692767.0
Well, Easter has officially moved to February 2nd. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. https://t.co/jaRlu4F1xD— Tim Fitzgerald (@Tim Fitzgerald)1580693876.0
me at the gym tmm after watching 50 year old Jenny from the Block & 43 year old Shakira look hotter than I ever wil… https://t.co/cpwHNT5qkE— erica lynne lord (@erica lynne lord)1580693194.0
On Latinx pride.
Every Latinx after that Jlo and Shakira performance. #SuperBowl https://t.co/oH3rxC4F40— Javier (@Javier)1580693850.0
On that tongue thing.
Shakira during the halftime show: #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl https://t.co/ifv5wtYHj2— Tony Dorado (@Tony Dorado)1580693065.0
On She Wolf.
Me when I heard the first chords to She Wolf #PepsiHalftime https://t.co/uFgTUZbH23— Alani Vargas (@Alani Vargas)1580692328.0
On that tongue thing (again).Weird enough to warrant 2 comparisons.
Pitbull watching Jlo and Shakira leave him out of the #SuperBowlLIV halftime show https://t.co/TuJWvllWlU— New Year Same Parv✨🎉🥂 (@New Year Same Parv✨🎉🥂)1580693203.0
Im telling my kids this was JLo and Shakira #SuperBowlLIV https://t.co/okuK9tfTNq— Kamryn Staley (@Kamryn Staley)1580694935.0
me after watching Shakira, JLo, Bad Bunny, AND J Balvin on the Super Bowl halftime stage https://t.co/ElSvIacNvD— Luis Paez-Pumar (@Luis Paez-Pumar)1580693067.0
On bar bathrooms.
Me in the bathroom mirror at the bar #pepsihalftime https://t.co/9YNRAHgZfp— Erin M (@Erin M)1580693104.0
On dancing.We can only dream about being as skilled as these 2.
On Hustlers.Might as well use what you've got!
On what we all came for.
This was me as soon as Shakira and JLO finished performing the Super Bowl halftime #SuperBowlLIV https://t.co/5xDcqz626f— mia evaporated🧍🏽♀️ (@mia evaporated🧍🏽♀️)1580695451.0
Shakira is 43 and JLo is 50. You can’t tell me they’re not the most impressive athletes in that stadium tonight, my god.— Lindsay Gibbs (@Lindsay Gibbs)1580692686.0
No one: Jlo on the halftime show: https://t.co/mLRBPFvSAJ— Ɗɛֆɨ (@Ɗɛֆɨ)1580694998.0
On... feelings.We can't be the only ones.
she wolf opener still not over it https://t.co/jF9Yr0uUR0— lauren (@lauren)1580693388.0
On fan service.
Shakira when she decided she’s gonna open with She Wolf https://t.co/OJOjQIj4uB— Wally D (@Wally D)1580692631.0
On opening strong.
the fact she opened with she wolf,,, shakira knows her audience #ShakiraBowl https://t.co/DYEvWyK9eA— bucktooth buthy (@bucktooth buthy)1580692270.0
On style icons.
#HalftimeShow Who worn it better? #SuperBowlLIV #Shakira #JenniferLopez #HalftimeShow https://t.co/pzLpro7IaT— Pablo de María (@Pablo de María)1580693172.0
On Puerto Rico.
Me when JLO put on the Puerto Rican Flag 🇵🇷💯 https://t.co/Tnm6920QTd— ALE (@ALE)1580693697.0
On iconic images.
*sets as screensaver* #HalftimeShow https://t.co/3wgMJQmjBx— REMEZCLA (@REMEZCLA)1580693543.0
#SuperBowl @shakira and @JLo out here old enough to be my mother aging like a fine wine, and I'm half their age agi… https://t.co/vGDX4jtwQj— Josh Hodgeson (@Josh Hodgeson)1580693172.0
On making a statement.
Props to Jlo, Shakira and/or the choreographer for the necessary statement with Latino children in cages singing""B… https://t.co/y1EdPv1dK3— Tom Moore (@Tom Moore)1580694483.0
On THAT.She did it - there's no denying it.
On important issues.
I didn’t expect to feel so emotional during the #PepsiHalftime but I found myself tearing up. I’ve covered a lot of… https://t.co/7rWctgV3o6— Andrea Gompf Browne (@Andrea Gompf Browne)1580694624.0
me turning off the TV right after shakira and jennifer lopez finish the superbowl halftime show https://t.co/bNS1rGNQj3— gabe bergado (@gabe bergado)1580693219.0
On "Hips Don't Lie."Contender for greatest song in the world?
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez did more for Puerto Rico in this halftime show than the entire Trump administration. #SuperBowl— Denizcan James (@Denizcan James)1580693325.0
On 2020.Could this be the first bit of good news?
how i want my body displayed at my funeral #PepsiHalftime #JLoSuperBowl #SuperBowl https://t.co/e5og1KJ80H— rachelhorowitz (@rachelhorowitz)1580693501.0
And after giving us such an iconic stage, you would expect the two performers to secure a hefty paycheck... right?
via: Getty ImagesWell, it only makes sense that they are rewarded for putting on the show of a lifetime. However, that might not be the case...
According to business outlets, neither Shakira or J-Lo will receive a cent for their efforts.
via: Getty ImagesForbes took it upon themselves to explain to us that this is normal tradition for performers who take the coveted halftime slot at the Super Bowl.
Even though they don't pay the performers directly, they pay a "union scale."
via: Getty ImagesThis means that the NFL are responsible for picking up the tab for costumes, lighting, hair and makeup, dance crews and everything else involving the performance which ranks up to approximately 10 million dollars. So I guess that kind of helps out...
And that's not all...
via: Getty ImagesThe 2 performers get to see a drastic increase in their online streams. Just on Spotify alone, J-Lo saw her numbers increase by a whopping 335% while Shakira jumped 230%. And this also occurred for Demi Lovato, who sang the national anthem on the night and guests Bad Bunny and J Balvin who all saw their numbers double up.
So, I guess they don't really need a check...
via: Getty ImagesThe exposure alone was enough. Along with the halftime show, there was another Super Bowl moment that got the whole internet talking. Scroll on to see it.