The Internet lost it after Bruno Mars and Cardi B released the remix to his throwback jam “Finesse,” accompanied by the amazing video that’s an homage to the ’90s sketch comedy show “In Living Color.”
The video was released just after midnight on Thursday and had everyone going nuts on social media. While the song’s ’90s R&B vibe has everyone busting out the Roger Rabbit, the video really has them going off.
People clearly love and miss the comedy show so this video brought back all those nostalgic memories. Those who are too young to remember “In Living Color” perhaps have no idea that the cast featured one talented dancer back when she was starting out in the business.
Jennifer Lopez got her big break as a “Fly Girl” dancer on the show, performing dance routines between sketches. So she obviously had something to say about Bruno and Cardi’s tribute.
Yes, that is miss J.Lo herself cutting the floor with her moves! She was one of the few Latinas viewers saw regularly on a popular TV show.
J.Lo appeared on the show on Seasons 3 and 4, between 1991-1993.
Jennifer Lopez is so iconic for ending up being the biggest star on In Living Color while being just a fly girl. The fact that her picture was used for promotional purposes for the show years after is.. unbelievable. Respect for this hard working woman, deserved all her success pic.twitter.com/hNRZKeCyCG
— 🍬 (@britneyvibes) January 5, 2018
Lopez credits “In Living Color” host and creator Keenan Ivory Wayans for discovering her and placing her on primetime TV.
“He just saw something in me,” Lopez once said, according to Us Weekly. “He would always tell me, ‘You’re going to be a big star.'”
“I’d been there hours and seen every dancer in New York, and then this young girl steps up and a spotlight landed on her and she captivated everyone in the room,” Keenan once recalled in a 2019 episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music.”
However, another famous Latina credits herself for discovering J.Lo and placing her as a dancer on “In Living Color.”
Rosie Perez was the lead choreographer of the Fly Girls and says she discovered J.Lo.
In 2014, Rosie released her memoir “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life,” and shared a juicy tidbit in which Lopez made it very clear that she should be front and center.
According to the book, Jennifer once went off on Rosie, screaming, “You pick on me, me and only me, every f**king day! Every f**king day! I work my ass off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like s**t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it.” Apparently there’s still some beef between the two. :sips tea:
Some fans wondered why Rosie wasn’t in the “Finesse” music video.
True. Or even JLo who was a Fly Girl from In Living Color which the video is dedicated to. & a BX native like Cardi
— Delina (@RealDelina) January 5, 2018
That would have been amazing!
Lopez wasn’t the only one that responded to the “Finesse” remix release.
Jossie Harris, who was also a Fly Girl, posted this image on Instagram, saying, “And love tribute to my girls #FlyGirls.”
“In Living Color” actor and comedian Shawn Wayans also tweeted that he loved the music video.
— Shawn Wayans (@shawn_wayans) January 5, 2018
Bruno Mars responded to him by saying: “In living color was it growing up. Pop culture, Comedy, Fashion, Dance & all y’all superstars. There has never been another show like it.”
Other members of the Wayans family that appeared on the show also responded.
What an amazing tribute to # In Living Color.! Made me emotional. Thanks for the love, Bruno. I'm a big fan! https://t.co/2YVL30ZocK
— Kim Wayans (@kimwayans) January 4, 2018
All this love should indicate that people need an “In Living Color” reunion ASAP!
For those of you craving more Fly Girls, I leave you with this…
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