The Brazilian super star was “so happy” to be a part of this year’s celebration, held in Las Vegas on Thursday. Chatting with ET’s Denny Directo, Anitta — looking stunning in Moschino — touched on opening the show with Gloria Estefan and directing her fierce “Envolver” music video.
“I’m super happy to be performing with Gloria Estefan, the first performance of the night, representing my country, honoring Brazil,” she excitedly said, adding, “I’m super happy about it.”
After the last couple of years amid the pandemic, Anitta was all about having a good time.
“We are here to live the life, enjoy. I’m super happy I’m nominated, I’m super happy I’m singing. I feel honored just to be a part of all of this,” she expressed. “That’s why I’m always so excited and always down to have a good time.”
Anitta joined Estefan, as well as Carlinhos Brown, Laercio da Costa, Pedro Capo, Farina, Giulia Be and Diego Torres for a three-song medley that included Estefan’s “Abriendo Puertas,” “Cuando Hay Amor” and “Magalenha.”
“She’s an inspiration, her career,” Anitta said of Estefan. “When I want to picture how to build a career, for me, she’s next level. I cannot even believe we’re friends.”
She also touched on her latest music video, which she directed, and gushed over her love interest in the visual.
“I’m going to create a video, just to have him in it. I know [he’s so hot],” she said, adding that she worked out hard before filming.
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