Rest easy futbol aficionados, Jennifer Lopez has confirmed she will be performing at the Brazil World Cup opener Thursday, after rumors surfaced that she previously canceled due to ‘production issues.’
‘Jenny from the Block’ is headed to São Paulo [the world’s seventh largest city by population] to perform at this year’s World Cup opening ceremony. J. Lo has teamed up with Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to record the 2014 Brazil World Cup’s official song, “We Are One (Ola Ola).”
It is reported that more than 60,000 people will fill the Corinthians Arena in São Paulo on Thursday night to watch the World Cup’s opening ceremonies that launch the month-long run of soccer matches across Brazil.
The World Cup song has become a long-running tradition of the games, since the 1966 World Cup in England- a song dedicated to the tournament mascot, “World Cup Willie” [the lion], was released.
There has been tons of speculation as to why J.Lo canceled the first time around, ranging from financial constraints to rumors involving her recent break up with dancer/choreographer Casper Smart, who allegedly cheated on Jenny with transgender models.
J.Lo’s reps insist, however, that the decision and conjecture around it was “premature.”
For full details on the 2014 Brazil World Cup Opening Ceremonies, head over to The Guardian.
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