Jennifer Lopez took the stage to perform a mix of patriotic songs – and it took a moment to slip one of her hits and a speech to the nation in Spanish.
Lopez began her performance with “This Country is Your Country,” and moved on to “Beautiful America.” Then Lopez spoke Spanish.
“One people, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” she said, saying part of the pledge of allegiance: “One people, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”
Lopez, who is Puerto Rican, has several Latin albums and often sings in Spanish. During last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, Lopez and co-star Shakira both celebrated their cultures in song and dance, giving representation to Hispanic Americans. Lopez also brought in Colombian singer J Balvin and Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny.
Lopez’s inaugural performances were reminiscent of her Super Bowl performance, when she slipped into her hit “Let’s Get Loud” in 2000, which she also sang during the half with her daughter, Emma Muniz.
Many fans on Twitter Be proud Lopez took her kosher for a moment and read some of the pledge in Spanish. “We watched the inauguration and @JLo Spoke Spanish. One of the students in my class says ‘I know what she said !!’ This is why representation is important! ” One teacher tweeted.
“Jennifer Lopez says part of the loyalty bondage in Spanish … amazing. So incredibly appropriate,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Yes it was, I’m Puerto Rican and can not stop the tears,” replied another.