Viral Video Alert: Watch Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull’s World Cup Bloopers

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull nearly got stuck below stage Thursday night while performing live before millions at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremonies in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and even if you don’t know a goal from a guava pastelito, we think you’ll get a *kick* out of the video.

While singing the soccer tournament’s theme, “We Are One (Ole Ola),” the superstar duo was supposed to emerge from below stage on a motorized platform. But the electric riser they were standing on had other plans – or maybe it was just grooving to the beat. Halfway up it stopped, reversed, started to descend and then froze, stranding Jennifer and Pitbull about mid-stage inside the set, which resembled a giant unpeeled orange.

Being the pros they are, they recovered, and Jennifer and Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte (dressed in blue) awkwardly jumped around in spike heels while Pitbull rapped, wearing what appeared to be his grandfather’s pants. But the night’s goofups weren’t over.

Throughout “We Are One,” the Latin sensations encountered sound and microphone problems. Did they handle the situation with grace, or did these mega-stars lose face? Watch the video below and tell us.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony …

Is Your Music Playlist Male or Female?

Are guys simply born loving rap and rock? Do women really gravitate toward dance and teen pop groups like One Direction? Or are these just popular stereotypes?

Paul Lamere ponders questions like these a lot.  As Director of Developer Platform for The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company in Massachusetts, he often dives into data trends like this on his blog, Music Machinery. This month, he compared the streaming playlists of 200,000 male and female U.S. listeners to find out if there are such things as “gender-specific” music preferences.  For instance, if someone found your lost phone or iPod and started playing your music collection, could they easily tell if you’re a guy or a gal?

To keep things simple, he zoomed in on the top 40 pop singers and bands preferred by both sexes. As you might expect, singers that ladies enjoy but their male counterparts shun include: Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Ciara, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Britney Spears, and, yes, One Direction.  While artists preferred solely by dudes include: Avicii, J.Cole, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa,  Kendrick Lamar, Bob Marley, T.I., Linkin Park, Queen, and rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent. 

But then things get crazy: You might think that, after his troubles with Rihanna, Chris Brown would score higher with guys but, in fact, Brown rated No. 11 among women and No. 15 with men. Rihanna is the queen of the ladies’ chart at No. 1, but guys also love her, putting her at No. 8.  Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, and even Miley Cyrus are also enjoyed by both genders.  

Guys’ favorite pop performer? Mad rapper Eminem.  And while Kanye got no love from the ladies at all, nice guy Bruno Mars landed in the top 5 for both sexes.

At MyMusicCloud, we don’t judge, we just recommend great new music for you on our Albums page based on whatever your favorites are. So you can enjoy the freedom of listening anywhere on any device, regardless of brand.