The Twisted Sister frontman criticized Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for what he considered too sexy performances for the NFL’s family-friendly audience, and insisted a rock band would have brought a different vibe.
“Beginning to pole humping, ass slapping, ass shaking end. If that’s the requirements for a half-time show, none of the rock bands I know can or will do that. #justsayin,” Snider tweeted Sunday night.
Shakira and Lopez performed a medley of their hits, with Shakira dancing, playing instruments, surfing through the crowd, and shaking her hips while singing “Hips Don’t Lie.”
Lopez arrived on a stripper pole, shimmied and belted out several songs, including “Jenny From the Block.”
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Snider was apparently upset about the performances all night, and took to Twitter again this morning to let off more steam.
This time he responded to a Boston sports fan who called for the rocker to headline next year’s show, adding that he’s sure the longtime performer “could climb the pole too.” Snider’s response: “Yes…but I refuse to shake my ass or let someone slap it on stage!”
It’s not surprising Snider disapproved of Lopez and Shakira’s high-octane set.
In September after the NFL announced the two Latin superstars would be headlining the show, he voiced his anger on social media.
“WTF!? @shakira and @jlo for this year’s @nfl halftime show!? Once again the great heavy music that rocks the stadiums week after week, game after game is completely ignored. I guess we don’t shake our ass enough!!” Snider tweeted on September 26.
After cooling down a bit, he returned to the subject and insisted rock gets “no respect.”
“My point about this years @NFL halftime show isn’t a slight on @shakira or @JLo, it’s frustration that week after week rock is the go to music during games but gets no respect when it comes to the Super Bowl! And I don’t think I’m popular enough for that slot. But @Metallica…” he wrote.
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