Jennifer Lopez invited her mum to hitch her for a mini duet onstage in the course of the International Citizen’s VAX Reside: The Live performance to Reunite the World occasion on Sunday.
Filmed on the SoFI Stadium in Los Angeles, the celebrity was partway by way of performing when she determined to introduce the viewers to her mom, Guadalupe Rodriguez, earlier than launching right into a rendition of Neil Diamond’s traditional hit Candy Caroline.
Explaining how the Covid-19 pandemic had pressured the shut pair to spend months aside, Jennifer instructed the gang, “(I) did not even get to spend Christmas with my mum this 12 months – first time in my complete life. We have been away (for) too lengthy, however she’s right here with me tonight and she or he is vaccinated.”
“And once I was eager about what music to sing tonight, I remembered the music she used to at all times sing to me once I was a child,” she continued. “So, in the event you would indulge me, I might like to sing that one tonight.”
Guadalupe then shared how she used to customize the lyrics to sing “Candy Jennifer” to her child woman.
“OK, we’ll sing that. Let’s do it like a lullaby. Sing it to them identical to you used to sing it to me, OK?” J.Lo instructed her mum, earlier than beginning the duet.
Elsewhere in her set, the singer/actress celebrated the actual fact everybody in attendance might be “all right here in the identical room”, as she additionally saluted the “stunning” people collaborating.
“We have been away from our family members for too lengthy, however we’re again,” the 51-year-old smiled. “However whereas it is getting higher for us, there are individuals everywhere in the world, particularly in Africa, India and within the Latin world who nonetheless want our assist and our vaccines. That is why we’re right here tonight.”
Selena Gomez hosted the large fundraising gig, whereas Oscar winner H.E.R., the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, and J Balvin additionally hit the stage.
There have been further appearances from U.S. President Joe Biden and First Girl Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, in addition to the likes of Olivia Munn, Chrissy Teigen, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, and Prince Harry – who delivered an impassioned speech, encouraging individuals to work collectively to assist finish the Covid-19 pandemic by enhancing entry to testing amenities and vaccinations to these in poverty-stricken nations.
International Citizen’s VAX Reside: The Live performance to Reunite the World is ready to air within the U.S. on Saturday.