After reports that the singer had canceled her performance with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte at Thursday’s World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, her rep tells PEOPLE that the show will go on.
“Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies,” the rep says. “We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there.”
This statement comes a day after FIFA announced that Lopez, 44, had canceled her plan to perform this year’s official World Cup song, “We Are One (Ole Ola),” due to unspecified production issues.
Lopez, Pitbull and Leitte will perform the song for the finale of the opening ceremony, which artistic director Daphne Cornez says “is a tribute to Brazil and its treasures: nature, people, football.”