Jennifer Lopez told the the world to “put their flags up in the sky” and helped kick-off the highly anticipated global soccer phenomenon that is the World Cup.
J.Lo joined Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to sing their “We Are One (Ole Ola)” anthem at the opening ceremony for the 2014 World Cup on Thursday afternoon.
Not only did the Nuyorican star dazzle the crowd in a gorgeous sparkling green leotard but she pulled off some impressive Samba moves.
Reports that Lopez would not be able to perform at the opening of the World Cup due to “production issues,” circled but they didn’t last long. A spokesperson for the singer told People magazine on Wednesday that J.Lo would “be there” and that “scheduling and logistics” were being worked out.
By the looks of it, everything seemed to work out and the Bronx-bred star took the stage in Brazil at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo.
The opening ceremony highlighted Brazil’s biodiversity as performers danced dressed as trees, flowers, water droplets and more. Folkloric dancing and Capoeira martial artists highlighted the South American country’s rich culture, which expands further than its iconic Samba dancing.
Check out more photos from the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony below.