J. Lo gives shout-out to A-Rod, covers Prince at pre-Super Bowl show

Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis.

Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert, working the stage with sizzling and sharp dance moves and singing hits such as "I'm Real" and "Love Don't Cost a Thing."

She changed at least seven times during the nearly two-hour concert: She started in a body suit and then switched to a loose jersey that read "J LO" and the No. 13 — one of the many odes to A-Rod.

When she performed her new dance single "Us," released on Friday, she said she worked on the song a year ago — around the time she started dating the former New York Yankees player. Lopez also used a baseball bat as a prop during "Jenny from the Block."

Though Super Bowl LII is happening Sunday, when the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles, Lopez said "the big show is tonight."

"You get full time, you get over time ... we can do whatever we want to do. There are no censors, ain't no time delay. We came to play," she said.

She sported a dramatic, long fur-like coat during a dance break for "If You Had My Love," weaving in a bit of Sheila E's "The Glamorous Life."

Appropriately, she sang a medley of Prince songs for the Minneapolis crowd — "When Doves Cry" and "Darling Nikki" — and even slid across the stage on her knees while a guitarist gave his best impression of The Purple One. It earned roars from the crowd.

Lopez, 48, also covered Aretha Franklin's "Respect," danced to Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" and Camila Cabello's "Havana," was joined by Ne-Yo for a duet of "All I Have," and let DJ Khaled work the audience up while she changed outfits.

At one point she said, "We need something sexy for the sexy people from Minneapolis," and was joined by shirtless male dancers. In a lingerie ensemble, she danced sensually on a chair as red lights shined onto the stage.

She closed the set on a festive vibe with "Let's Get Loud," as her dancers played congos and pyrotechnics burst in the air.

Saturday's concert raised awareness for post-Hurricane Maria relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico. AT&T said it would match charitable contributions up to $200,000 to the Hispanic Federation, and it would give a $1 donation to the Hispanic Federation for every tweet using the hashtag #JLoNOW.

Lopez said she wanted "to help all of our friends in Puerto Rico who are still trying to rebuild their lives."

"Together we can do great things," she told the audience.

In Edina, meanwhile, the ninth annual Big Game Big Give celebration put philanthropy at center stage.

Celebrity host Jaime Foxx and Shaquille O'Neal, also known as DJ Diesel, were on hand to handle the entertainment, along with DJ Sye Young.

This year's event is expected to raise more than $1.3 million for The Giving Back Fund's nonprofits and 12 Minnesota charities.