NEW YORK–Jennifer Lopez and the NFL are in talks over the performer taking the stage at the Super Bowl in February 2020.
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Lopez, who participated in the NFL 100 promo on FOX during Week 1, didn’t deny reports that she’s been in discussions to anchor the halftime show in Miami on an appearance of “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” on Wednesday. Co-host Ryan Seacrest asked Lopez a follow-up question after she said “I don’t know” to a direct question about whether she had been asked to take the Super Bowl stage. “In theory, yes, it would be,” Lopez said. “It’s something that we talked about for many years. It would be nice. It would be nice. I can’t say I wouldn’t love it.” J.Lo, as she’s known in pop culture circles, could be a target of the NFL‘s newest entertainment partner — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation — and her fiance, Alex Rodriguez, has a residence in Coral Gables, Fla. Roc Nation has taken over selection of “tentpole” music performances for the NFL, including last week’s “NFL Kickoff” show in Chicago before the Bears hosted the Packers. Several women have been featured in the Super Bowl halftime show in recent years, including a record-smashing performance by Katy Perry in Santa Clara, Calif., and a near-record act by Lady Gaga at Super Bowl LI. Beyonce has performed twice — 2013 and 2016 — and Madonna was the star attraction in 2012.