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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's halftime show got political

(CNN)Even before they took to the Super Bowl halftime stage Jennifer Lopez and Shakira let it be known they planned to represent for their Latin community."Two Latinas doing this in this country at this time is just very empowering to us," Lopez said at a news conference held days before the event."It's very important for us to convey a message of unity and also to show what a relevant force the Latin community is in this country," Shakira said.Lopez, who was born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents and Shakira, who is of Colombian and Lebanese heritage, offered up some powerful symbols and imagery during their 12-minute long performance.Lopez's 11-year-old daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, joined her mother with a choir of children.The yout ...