We need to discuss JLo sneaking 'Let's Get Loud' into Biden's inauguration

Brenda Watkins
January 21, 2021

Sure, there were very few screaming fans but Jennifer Lopez still got loud and Lady Gaga delivered a performance as only she can.

Lopez even dropped a "let's get loud", a nod to one of her biggest hits, into her medley of This Land is Your Land and America the lovely but also at a ceremony that saw the new President call for unity, she recited part of the pledge of allegiance in Spanish.

As Joe Biden, 78, was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America in front of the US Capitol on Wednesday and Kamala Harris became the first Black, Asian-American, female Vice President several celebrities made guest appearances.

Earlier today, Melania Trump left The White House in a jacket from Chanel's Metier d'Arts collection - an all-black outfit that stood in direct contrast to J-Lo's all-white ensemble.

The grand, heartfelt performance set the ideal tone for Harris-the first female, first Black and first South Asian Vice President of the USA -to take her oath of office. "It's unbelievable!" Alex Rodriguez said while speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. The former Major League Baseball star revealed that the "responsibility" of the event - following the violent riots at the Capitol by supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump - was making Lopez nervous.

The inauguration caps off a banner past year of performances for Lopez, 51, who headlined the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira last February, as well as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" last month.

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He continued to say, "What's interesting is she's most nervous about Washington D.C. because of the responsibility". The singer aimed to bring a feeling of unity amid a pandemic that kept many from celebrating the moment in person, asking people watching-in person and at home-to join him for the powerful last verse. "And you know, music and sports does that better than anything", the former Major League Baseball player added.

Other performances at the event included Garth Brookes who sang Amazing Grace.

"She has something really cool [planned]", he added.

"For me, it's unifying the nation again, you know, getting rid of this hate", Lopez said.

The cultural celebrations will continue on Wednesday night with a two-hour special broadcast across six television networks and social media, hosted by actor Tom Hanks.

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