Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s joint performance at Super Bowl LIV was widely praised by media and fans alike — but fans may not know that the “She Wolf” singer suffered a beauty mishap only hours before taking the stage, as People reported. During Shakira’s pre-show preparations, she accidentally dyed her hair black using at-home hair dye. “So I was dying my hair the night before the Super Bowl, with the exact same hair dye that I use every time. And that night, my hair decided to turn black!” the singer said in an interview with Glamour UK. “Of course the next day, I had to be up and ready and perfect and fresh,” she added. Per the outlet, Shakira performed a quick fix with 40 percent peroxide water, a solution that irritated her scalp. “There had to be some kind of drama, especially before the Super Bowl,” she commented wryly, after the fact.
Still, when all was said and down, Shakira’s joint performance with J.Lo ranks among the best to date, according to NBC Sports. Furthermore, mishaps and controversies aren’t unique to Shakira alone. Who could forget Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004, or the fact that Katy Perry’s 2015 performance was overshadowed by a backup dancer dressed in a shark costume, per Billboard? We’ll have to wait and see what this year’s Super Bowl halftime performance holds when it airs on February 13.