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

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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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READ: Good Thing Times Have Changed Because If I Had Behaved Like J.Lo’s Son Max Did On Ellen, Yikes!


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San Antonio Fans Got Treated To J.Lo Singing ‘Si Una Vez’ And We Have Serious FOMO

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San Antonio Fans Got Treated To J.Lo Singing ‘Si Una Vez’ And We Have Serious FOMO

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Jennifer Lopez arguably became a household name after she portrayed Selena in the biopic about the iconic Mexican-American singer. Since then, J.Lo has become a musical, acting, and producing force in the entertainment industry. Now, at 50, the Puerto Rican superstar is on a new tour and fans in San Antonio were treated to a special cover when she belted out “Si Una Vez” by Texas legend Selena Quintanilla.

J.Lo really showed up for her San Antonio audience with her “Si Una Vez” song after admitting it was her favorite.

At the beginning of the video, J.Lo asks the audience if they want to hear a little Selena. Like, what kind of question is that to ask a Texas audience? Of course, they want to hear some Selena. After asking the crowd which song would be best she told them that “Si Una Vez” is her favorite and that sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Fans were so excited to learn J.Lo’s favorite Selena song because we all have one.

Finding someone with the same favorite Selena song as you is so amazing. Legit, one of the most telling signs of how long your friendship and relationship will last is the Selena test. Do they know who Selena is? Do they like her music? Do you have the same favorite Selena song? This is crucial

Seeing the woman who brought Selena to the big screen was one of the most touching moments for so many people.

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Hearts fluttered. Angels got wings. Moods were lifted. It was a physical moment for so many people who could feel the love from the stage. It was as if Selena was on stage in J.Lo’s body giving us the concert we have been craving.

While all of the concertgoers were melting down, social media people also lost their minds over the cover.

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It’s like Thalía taking time during her concert to give the fans a taste of Jenni Rivera. Who wouldn’t want to be there for that moment? It feels like a special connection between the singer and the audience as they give praise and attention to a shared icon.

This is one way to ring in your 50th birthday, J.Lo.

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There is one thing everyone knows for sure, J.Lo is a force that cannot be overlooked. She is a strong and powerful singer. A recognizable actor. A successful producer. But, most importantly, she is a Selena fan who gives the Tejano singer the respect and love she deserves.

Watch the full performance below.

Thank you, J.Lo. You know how to make your shows something to remember.

READ: 9 Selena Covers That Prove She Will Always Be La Reina

Celebrities Are Reacting To J.Lo’s Daughter, Emme, Singing On Stage At The Forum This Weekend

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Celebrities Are Reacting To J.Lo’s Daughter, Emme, Singing On Stage At The Forum This Weekend

Jennifer Lopez kicked off her “It’s My Party” concert tour in Inglewood over the weekend which has had fans excited for months. The tour will include 36 shows which will take place across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. For her first leg of the tour, the singer started in Inglewood and brought a bright little surprise on stage with her for a performance as well.

Lopez’s daughter, 11-year-old Emme Maribel Muñiz joined her mother on stage to perform a duet of “Limitless” which was featured in Lopez’s recent film Second Act. Coincidentally, the song’s title proved that J.Los daughter is a girl with no limits herself.

Together the mother-daughter-duo belted out the lyrics to the single and hit some pretty impressive notes.

Both wore red gowns and their long flowing hair as they made a night of the “It’s My Party Tour.” During her daughter’s take on the duet, Lopez could be seen turning and putting her hand to her chest and then later moving down to her knees to show just how in awe of her daughter she was.

Concert-goers from that night weren’t the only ones to be surprised by the performance.

Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Laverne Cox, and Zoe Saldana all shared their love for Emme’s performance in the comments section of J.Lo’s post.

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“We all cried!!” Saldana wrote in response to the performance. Meanwhile Witherspoon enthused “What a voice!”

We have seen lots of Emme, who is now 11-years-old, on her mom’s Instagram.

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She looks so much like J.Lo too! She embodies her mom’s fierceness and charm, but we had no idea she was also so talented.

J.Lo often refers to her kids as her little coconuts, but Emme is much more than that.

We have also heard Emme sing a little bit here and there on her mom’s Instagram.

We could never tell, however, how much range she had until now.

Recently, J.Lo posted a video of her busy and glamorous life, per usual, but there was one moment that really stood out.

The video was a compilation that she posted over the weekend that included her rehearsal, wrapping up her new movie “Hustlers” that also stars Cardi B. Then we see Emme walk into the rehearsal room with her mom.

In the video, J.Lo instructed her daughter to sing Alicia Key’s “If I Ain’t Got You” in the original key.

The musical director tells Emme to give her performance some sass and to start pointing as if she means her words. Then Emme takes it home in the most powerful way.

Emme’s voice is truly outstanding. Check it out in the 4-minute mark.

We are so impressed by her natural talent and the fact that she is clearly taking singing lessons as well.

If she sounds this good now we can only imagine she’s going to improve.

If you’d like to see more of Emme and her twin brother Max, check out this cute and hilarious Q&A with their mom.

Hey J.Lo, can you adopt us, please?!

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