Lopez Attends Rio de Janiero’s Carnival Festivities…

La vida es un carnaval for Jennifer Lopez

The 42-year-old American Idol judge spent part of her weekend in Brazil for Rio de Janiero’s iconic Carnival festivities.

“Hello everyone! My first time here during carnival! #ILoveBrazil,” wrote Lopez on her Twitter account about her visit to the South American country.

Jennifer Lopez at Carnival

The singer/actress—joined by her boyfriend Casper Smart and manager Benny Medina—was spotted wearing a bright red shirt and jeans at the night’s festivities. She flashed a bright smile as she waved to the Carnival crowd from her private VIP seats, courtesy of Brazilian beer company Brahma at the Sambadrome, the central dance competition of the parade.

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival Festivities 2012

Lopez has been appearing in a Carnival-themed commercial in Brazil for the beer company the past few months. It features the Puerto Rican pop star effortlessly dancing the fast-paced Samba.

But Lopez wasn’t the only Latina singer in Brazil to enjoy Carnival…

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie also turned up for the festivities wearing a yellow T-shirt and tiny denim shorts.

Fergie at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival Festivities 2012

The 36-year-old part-Mexican singer was hosted by Head and Shoulders and viewed the festivities from the same VIP location as Lopez.

Lopez to Headline Her First Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

She recently demonstrated her capoeira skills in Uruguay while filming her new Latin talent show Q’Viva But Jennifer Lopez could shake her bon bon in Brazil next month.

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate will reportedly participate in the colorful samba school parades at the massive Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro during the city’s Carnival celebrations, according to EFE.

Jennifer Lopez

It would the first Rio Carnival as the headliner of a group of celebrities, including Brazilian and foreign stars, for Lopez, who would be a guest of Brazilian beer company Brahma.

The nation’s top 13 top samba schools will parade through the Sambadrome on February 19 and 20.

In addition, JLo will reportedly star in a Carnival-themed advertising campaign that Brahma will start airing this week.

The brewing company didn’t say just how much Lopez was being paid to participate at Carnival, but the Brazilian press reported she could bank up to $2 million. Not a bad day for the American Idol judge!