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Jennifer Lopez Appears To Be Channeling Yoruba Deity Oshun In The Art For Her New Song

Jennifer Lopez is giving us another glimpse into her upcoming Spanish-language album, posting the art of her upcoming song “Ni Tú Ni Yo” to her Instagram. Per the hashtag in her post, the song was released on the 4th of July during the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. The song features Cuban reggaeton group, Gente De Zona, who were on stage with J.Lo for the performance.

Lopez has been slowly releasing music from her forthcoming album, which is currently in the works. Ex-husband Marc Anthony is serving as executive producer on the album. The last look we got into her new music came back in April when she showcased the song “Mirate” at the Billboard Latin Music Awards — the same night she was presented with an award for excellence.

In the Instagram post, J.Lo is wearing an Oshun-inspired look that we’ve seen recently used by another music giant.

Estrenando Nueva Música… #NiTuNiYo #July42017 #newmusic #July4th

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Here J.Lo is on the beach, in front of the ocean, in the most gigantic and flowing sun colored dress we’ve ever seen. If she looks magical, it’s because she’s clearly pulling from a Yoruba Goddess. Oshun, an orisha, or deity in the Yoruba faith, is commonly seen wearing yellow and near bodies of water, as she typically represents water, purity, fertility, love, and sensuality. And this photo of J.Lo, exudes all of those qualities and then some. That leg deserves its own Twitter account.

Beyoncé famously used Oshun-inspired imagery in her visual album “Lemonade” and has continued to find inspiration in the Goddess.

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We’ve got to wait and see if J.Lo releases any more Yoruba imagery, but when used properly, it can be powerful for storytelling, as Beyoncé expertly showed.

J.Lo performed the song for Macy’s 4th of July celebration.

The crowds went wild for the new jam, which was played right before the huge Macy’s firework show in New York City.

We’re pumped for this new J.Lo song.

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A new J.Lo song on the 4th of July was definitely like Christmas in the Summer.

You can listen to the entire song below.

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Can’t wait to party to this one!


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Jennifer Lopez And Matthew McConaughey Honor The 20th Anniversary Of ‘The Wedding Planner’

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Jennifer Lopez And Matthew McConaughey Honor The 20th Anniversary Of ‘The Wedding Planner’

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2001. A year of quite a lot of big events and don’t fans of The Wedding Planner know it!

Twenty years ago the beloved romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez as a cynical but ambitious wedding planner and Matthew McConaughey the engaged doctor with who she falls in love with.

Twenty years later and of course we needed a reunion to celebrate.

Fortunately, the leading stars reunited for a virtual screening of the 20th anniversary of the hit film. 

During an Instagram Live event, the two actors reunited to wax nostalgia about their iconic romantic comedy from their respective homes. During the sweet gathering, Lopez and McConaughey talked about all things related to that time including their kissing scenes. Recalling one kissing moment in particular, Lopez said to McConaughey “You said, ‘Miss Lopez, I’m going to kiss you now.’ And I said, ‘OK, let’s do it. Let’s hit it.'”

Speaking about the movie’s impact on their career they both admitted that they’ve been lucky.

“When you do these movies… we’ve been lucky enough to continue doing what we love,” Lopez explained. “There are certain moments that always stick out in your head.”

“I so enjoyed working with you,” Lopez added. “We had such a nice rapport and chemistry. We were somewhat at the beginning of our careers at that time. It was exciting to be working on any movie. I still feel that way. It was a magical time. I’m such a romantic too that working on those types of movies have a real feel for me.”

Sweetly, McConaughey praised Lopez for her talent and ambition.

“You prepare so well for everything you do. I love your intentionality, I love how deliberate you are. You would have it down, you love the choreography. I love your deliberation, and the preparation you have,” he added before lamenting the fall of romcoms. “In a way, [The Wedding Planner] was the last of the rom-coms,” McConaughey said. “The rom-com doesn’t get made anymore.”

Lopez was quick to point out that she’s worked hard to ensure that rom-coms don’t die altogether. “I wanna know there’s a happily ever after, I wanna know that. Even though we know we’ve lived through a tough year, miracles still happen, love prevails, things can go right, for sure.”

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J.Lo’s Social Media Challenge Has Backfired Spectacularly And People Are Having Too Much Fun

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J.Lo’s Social Media Challenge Has Backfired Spectacularly And People Are Having Too Much Fun

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Social media challenges are everywhere and some of them are super fun. However, J.Lo’s attempt to create a social media challenge for the anniversary of her song “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” The challenge has drawn more trolling responses than genuine and here’s why.

J.Lo was probably expecting a different reaction to #LoveDontCostAThingChallenge.

J.Lo’s song “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” was released 20 years ago and it was a very important moment in Latino pop culture. We all know the song by heart and if you say you don’t then you aren’t being honest. Yet, J.Lo’s way of trying to celebrate the song’s release is, well, bizarre. We should keep in mind that we are dealing with an ongoing pandemic and it is winter, but J.Lo wants you to find a beach, walk around, and through your clothes and jewelry everywhere?

In fact, one of the responses questioning the challenge has more likes than the original post.

J.Lo literally just walked on the beach and threw her jewelry and clothing around. Like, what is happening here? There are so many questions right now and the text of the original tweet offers no real guidance. How is this a fun challenge?

@_nellerita makes a good point. We don’t have valuables that we can just throw around for a social media challenge. Most challenges involve dances, which gives a set parameter of what to do. This is just too open ended and, quite frankly, a wild concept.

Legit, people have a lot of questions about what is happening with the challenge and the tossing of jewelry.

A lot of people don’t have jewelry just laying around, tbh. We might have an Apple watch that is the only real thing we wear but why would we throw it? It is clear that J.Lo was hoping to see people recreate the iconic scene of the music video when she stripped down to go into the water. While the moment is iconic, it is something that we are not super eager to recreate as we stay isolated during this Covid winter.

Overwhelmingly, this has been the reaction to the #LoveDontCostAThingChallenge.

Most of Twitter is just sitting there trying to figure out what exactly is going on with J.Lo and her challenge. We appreciate someone getting people involved and mobilized. We also want to see our people succeed. However, some things need to be thought out a little bit more than this social media challenge.

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