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JLo On The View: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Puerto Rican Superstar

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Jennifer Lopez was recently on “The View” to talk about her show “Shades Of Blue,” and the hosts could not get enough of the Boricua superstar. They covered her entire career, from being a Fly Girl on “In Living Color” to her recent Las Vegas residency.

When asked about her favorite look of all time, JLo didn’t even mention the dress that caused so much hype.

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Instead, she went with a more recent favorite: “Only because it is very recent I think the Golden Globes. I love the Golden Globes. That kind of chartreuse, mustardy color.”

She thinks that all of the roles she has played were meant for her.

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She continued: “Like, at different times in my life there were different things that I was drawn to for whatever reason or that were drawn to me that I got to do an, whether it was ‘Selena’ or ‘Enough’ or even this character now, I really believe that the writing and the story of it and what it was saying about humanity and human nature and all that stuff was interesting and deserved to be told. And so timely!”

Lopez credits her time as a track runner in grade school to preparing her for success in the future.

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At 11 years old, she was a champ in her age group.”I feel like it got me ready, discipline-wise, for everything that I do now and the pace that I go at. It’s very funny,” Lopez told the hosts of the show.

She confirmed to Sunny Hostin that she is working on new music and later teased us with this on her IG.

iTunes This THURSDAY! #AintYourMama

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After her music announcement, the crowd erupted in excitement. Lopez appeared genuinely flattered.

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Who doesn’t get excited when JLo is about to drop some new jams?

She loved “American Idol” so much, she decided to do it for five years.

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“Honestly, I got signed on to do just one year and I wound up doing five,” Lopez said. “I did two then I went off and did a tour and then I came back and I’ve done three more and I never would have guessed that this would have been such a big part of my life.”

“I love the family of Idol,” Lopez said. “Like, the people behind the scenes and the judges that I have gotten to work with.”

Guest judge!! @kelly_clarkson LOVE HER!!!

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Seems like they love you back, girl!

Watch JLo’s full interview on “The View” below:

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READ: Jennifer Lopez Let Loose On Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

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Inked Handbags Are Providing a Type of Freedom for These Prisoners

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Inked Handbags Are Providing a Type of Freedom for These Prisoners

Prison Art HandbagsThese inmates are inking leather instead of skin.

Prison Art Mexico is making handbag designers out of tattoo artists.

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“With this angel, I realized I could be free in spite of being in jail.”

Tattoos tend to be a part of life behind bars, so much so that some inmates even become talented tattoo artists just to kill time. But, prisoners in Mexico City’s North Prison are actually making a living by tattooing on leather instead of skin.

The intricate designs tattooed on leather become custom handbags sold in five boutiques in Mexico City. Edgar, one of the inmates working on this craft, sees this as more than a paying job or pastime. “With this angel, I realized I could be free in spite of being in jail,” he said. “I can express myself with what I do.”

It also allows for a way to connect with his family. “I don’t have to ask my family for stuff anymore. Instead, I have something to give, even if it’s not much. I’m no longer begging for stuff to be able to survive here,” Edgar said. On a monthly basis he makes about $800 and he splits it between the prison and his family.

This type of program is run by the Prison Art Foundation and it provides jobs for 200 inmates in four different prisons. The handbags have been selling so well, they will start selling them in Tokyo and New York.

READ: Would You Buy Prison–Made Clothes?

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