Jennifer Lopez will not be performing at this year's World Cup opener on Thursday alongside Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte , as originally scheduled. In a press release provided Sunday to the New York Daily News , FIFA officials said Lopez cannot perform because of unspecified "production issues."
FIFA said Pitbull and Leitte will sing the official World Cup tune "We Are One" before Brazil faces Croatia on Thursday in Sao Paulo.
J.Lo's rep told E! Online , "We can confirm the accuracy of FIFA's statement. Regretfully Jennifer Lopez will not be attending this year's World Cup opening ceremonies."
E! notes that J-Lo's quick exit from the World Cup ceremony does not appear to be related to her recent split from 27-year-old boyfriend Casper Smart .
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