Never Mind! Jennifer Lopez Will Perform at the FIFA World Cup After All

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Hey Brazil, Jennifer Lopez is coming after all.

Days after FIFA organizers announced that the singer was going to be a no-show to the World Cup’s opening ceremony, the singer has confirmed she’s performing on Thursday.

“I’m coming. I leave tonight. We were always going,” J. Lo told The Associated Press in an article published early Wednesday. “I think people get anxious, especially with me and my schedule when I’m like, ‘Ah, OK, I can leave this day, that day, I don’t know if we can make it.”

“People get nervous and I think it was a little bit premature to announce anything,” the newly-single singer added. “But we are definitely going.”

A rep for the 44-year-old entertainer also issued the following statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday:

“Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies. 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.”

Tune into the World Cup on Thursday when J. Lo joins Pitbull and Claudia Leitte for a performance of the tournament’s official song, “We Are One (Ole Ola).”

The Bronx native’s eighth studio album A.K.A. drops June 12.