PAULA Abdul made an embarrassing error ahead of the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday when she mistook Nicole Scherzinger for Shakira in a now-deleted tweet.
The former American Idol judge had been sharing a tweet to reveal her excitement about seeing Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Demi Lovato perform at the major NFL event.
She wrote: “Can’t wait to watch these amazing women perform at the #SuperBowl,” correctly tagging Demi and Jennifer.
But the picture she tagged of herself and “Shakira” was actually a snap of herself and Nicole Scherzinger, 41, when they worked together on The X Factor.
And Pussycat Doll star Nicole didn’t miss a beat as she responded with a hilarious comeback highlighted Paula’s error.
She tweeted: “I mean, my hips don’t lie… but I’m not @shakira babes 💋❤️”
Paula, 57, quickly deleted the tweet – but not before fans saw and screenshot the hilarious exchange.
One fan wrote: “If she says you’re Shakira now, that’s just how it is. Accept your new identity.”
Another added: “Paula Abdul disrespecting the legendary name of Shakira by posting a photo of Nicole no sweetie no.”
While one fan stated: “Paula posting an old picture with Nicole Scherzinger and thinking its Shakira is 💀.”
Hopefully there’s no mistaking Shakira after the star’s electric performance at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida alongside Jennifer, 50.
The 43-year-old performed first in a stunning two-piece red glitter dress and showed her hips truly do not lie as she seductively danced across the stage.
She sang her medley of hits – which included She Wolf, Whenever, Wherever and Hips Don’t Lie – joined by a sea of dancers in matching red costumes and Puerto Rican musician Bad Bunny.
The two pop superstar’s closed the show with an epic booty-shaking rendition of Shakira’s smash hit Waka Waka.
Their legendary performance is the first time in HISTORY two Latinas headlined the Super Bowl halftime show.
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