Shakira Gave Us Tons of Meme Gold with Her Halftime Show Performance

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Many people would agree that the halftime show at the Super Bowl is more epic than the game itself, and that was certainly the case this year. Shakira delivered an epic performance alongside J. Lo and gave us dozens of memes with one of her moves on the stage.

Shakira showed off her epic dance moves during her performance and paid homage to her voice role in Zootopia with one of her outfits, but these weren’t the only things that got everyone talking. Her tongue waggle stole the show and became an instant meme.

The singer sent Twitter into a frenzy when she wagged her tongue at the camera, and this surprisingly became the most memorable moment of the whole night. People started putting her face in a number of relatable situations and even made a connection to one episode of SpongeBob.

Others were quick to point out the cultural significance of Shakira’s movement and a cry of joy. It’s known by the name zaghrouta, which is a traditional Arabic expression of celebration and happiness, and it was her way of paying homage to her Lebanese roots.