Jennifer Lopez was scheduled to perform at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but now it has been revealed that Lopez will no longer perform at the tournament.
Lopez was set to join Pitbull and Brazilian singer, Claudia Lettie to sing their official World cup song, “We Are One (Ole Ola)” at the opening ceremony of the games.
Many were underwhelmed by the song, which reportedly took nine people to write, including Brazilians who are more offended by the fact that there is little to no Portuguese in the song though Portuguese is one of the main languages in the country. Rather the song is predominately English and Spanish.
The song made its television debut last month during the annual Billboard Music Awards.
According to the Associated Press, the reason behind Lopez’s choice to forgo the tournament performance was because of unspecified “production issues.”
At present time, there is no actual reason as to why the pop star decided to not perform, just a few days short of the opening ceremony aside from the standard press release of “regretfully Jennifer Lopez will not be attending this year’s World Cup opening ceremonies.”
But Pitbull and Lettie are not letting J.Lo’s bailing stop them from performing the song at the ceremony which will take place before Brazil takes on Croatia on Thursday (June 12) during the opening game in Sao Paulo.